Last night, Mary Katherine came over & we watched The September Issue. I loved, loved, loved this movie! Well, technically it's a documentary, but whatever. I loved it. It's an hour & a half look into the world of Anna Wintour & what it takes to put out the September issue of Vogue.
This isn't The Devil Wears Prada. Although there are definitely scenes where she is unapologetically rude & curt, that's not the point of this film. The point is to show how powerful she is in the fashion world & how much work goes into this behemoth once a year issue.
It's also very much about Grace Coddington, the creative director for Vogue. She & Anna both started at American Vogue on the same day & have spent the subsequent 20 years working side by side. They bicker a lot, but they both clearly respect each other & ultimately prove to be a good team. Unexpectedly, the movie is as much about Grace, as it is about Anna. Grace is kind of my new hero, although I did spend the entire hour & a half wanting to do a hot oil treatment on her hair.
If you read fashion magazines (namely Vogue); if you read/saw The Devil Wears Prada; & if you, like me, have always had a morbid fascination with Anna Wintour &/or the fashion magazine industry as a whole, then you should see this movie.