The September Issue is out today on DVD everywhere and I recommend getting this one for your movie library. I loved watching the documentary which showed behind the scenes how the famous fall September issue gets created and goes to press. You can get the 2 disc double issue edition + a bonus DVD featuring a never-before-seen “The Met Ball” mini-documentary directed by R.J. Cutler for only $20.99 exclusively at Barnes & Noble stores and online at bn.com.
Personally, I'm not infatuated with all the intrigue over Anna Wintor and her demeanor, but it was cool to watch this smart lady at work. Who impressed me the most is Vogue's Creative Director, Grace Coddington a former model turned stylist/creative who's creative talent I've enjoyed from years of reading Vogue (and had no idea). She's a contrast to Wintor yet you realize from the documentary that the two women are essential to Vogue. It was great to see her in action in photoshoots and how she can get inspired even up to the last minute when changes and redos need to be done.
Filmaker RJ Cutler says this about Coddintong in This Huffington Post interview:
"She is charming, delightful, passionate and so committed to celebrating beauty and her revolutionary notion that clothes, models and photographers could tell stories and not just be objects," Cutler says. "Every billboard, fashion magazine spread, every advertisement we see today has been influenced by Grace Coddington."My favorite moment is watching Coddington at Versailles in France doing a couture shoot where she overlooks the gardens and later makes a model eat a pastry while dressed in couture.
If you are in the NY area on Thursday, Feb 25th, head on over to Barnes & Noble for a special event!
Director R.J. Cutler along with editors featured in the film, Vogue’s Editor-At-Large André Leon Talley and Vogue’s Creative Director Grace Coddington, will join a discussion with special guest moderator, Vogue columnist and contributing editor, William Norwich at the Union Square Barnes & Noble in Manhattan (33 East 17th Street at Union Square) on Thursday, February 25th. The event starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free, and no tickets are required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.