September is a big month for magazines — it’s traditionally when the largest (i.e. heaviest!) issues come out, packing in the most advertising pages and helping to pad the bankroll for the rest of the year. Vogue‘s September issue is so major that it even had a documentary made about it. Last year, Halle Berry graced the cover; so who is it this year? Why, it’s the Great Kate! Kate Moss dishes on her new nuptials to Kills frontman Jamie Hince. While, yes, she is a supermodel, it’s nice to see someone over the age of 22 on the cover of a major fashion magazine. [Vogue] Keep reading »
Fall in love with Vogue creative director Grace Coddington in “The September Issue”? Lucky us. Some smartypants publisher has convinced Anna Wintour’s right-hand woman to pen a memoir. She’ll share her life as a model in ’60s London and her decades-plus at both British and American Vogue. Grace’s book will be co-written with the former editor-in-chief of Men’s Vogue.
But it’s not all good news in the style section of your local bookstore … Keep reading »
We’ve learned a few things from watching Anna Wintour on TV specials and in “The September Issue.” So it’s not at all surprising that filmmaker R.J. Cutler, the man behind the documentary, picked up a few pointers from the Vogue editor-in-chief during the eight months he filmed her at work. Keep reading to find out four of Anna’s professional philosophies. Since they helped Anna become the powerful woman she is today, we’re sure that applying them to your 9-to-5 will get you promoted. Keep reading »
There are certain things that people like Anna Wintour just do not do. Like eat, sleep or go to the bathroom. Waiting in line is one of these things. It just doesn’t happen. Or so we thought. But Wintour was snapped waiting in line to see “The September Issue” [again] over the weekend. And not only was Madame Wintour waiting in line just like a common peasant, she was also wearing jeans, a t-shirt and flats. [Gawker]
Really, there are so many things wrong with this picture that the mind reels. If she weren’t wearing the signature glasses and a bob so severe that it must be intended to dole out paper-cut-esque injuries to those who get too close, we might think that was a clever impersonator. But, apparently, the movie is well worth the wait and it brought in enough viewers to make it the fifth most successful documentary opening, umm, ever. Have you seen it yet!? Keep reading »
Yes, summer is ending and it’s time to retire the flip-flops. Tragedy. Thankfully, there are several promising movies coming out this week, and they’re a great way to distract yourself from the fact that beach visits and hungover work days will quickly become a ghost of your past. Back to the grind, to the wool sweaters, to raking leaves, and making soup. But forget all about those things because this week “Taking Woodstock” will revoke the summer of love; “The September Issue” will remind you that fall means shopping; “My One and Only” will make you thankful you’re not George Hamilton’s mom, and “Fifty Dead Men Walking” will make you happy the ’80s are over. Now go choose your own adventure! Keep reading »
editor-in-chief Anna Wintour was on “The Late Show” last night to promote “The September Issue” and she was everything I expected and more. She trotted out in her signature sunglasses, didn’t let Letterman intimidate her in the slightest, and, perhaps unexpectedly, she was funny
! She poked fun at Dave’s socks and sincerely seemed to suggest he buy Thom Browne suits, with their cropped pant leg, so he could show them off, and despite a reputation for being completely unapproachable, she was actually quite self-deprecating. Check out the interview above! Keep reading »
As I said before, there might not be a point in going to see “The September Issue,” since so many clips from the documentary are available online. But you’ll find me at the movie theater on Friday night, when the movie comes to NYC, especially after watching the above clip in which fabulous editor-at-large André Leon Talley shows off his Louis Vuitton-Damon-Dash-Ralph-Lauren-Piaget tennis ensemble. [via NY Mag] Keep reading »
“She’s been doing this for so long, surrounded by men. [...] There’s absolutely a feminist aspect to her. I think a lot of the attacks against her are misogynist. Men in business are totally cutthroat and nobody says bad things about them for it.”
– Model Elettra Wiedemann on “feminist hero,” Vogue editor-in-chief, and “The September Issue” star Anna Wintour [The Cut] Keep reading »
Despite the fact that there are entire scenes in “The September Issue” which involve Anna and her cronies criticizing Sienna for being “toothy” (among other flaws) and plotting ways to Photoshop her image for the cover, last night at the premiere they buddied up for a pap shot on the red carpet. Note: Sienna is not flashing her famous grin. [8/19/09, NYC] Keep reading »
By the time “The September Issue” comes to New York Aug. 28, the entire documentary will be available in bits and pieces on the internet. Two new clips have just been released: one (above) with an editor freaking out about Sienna Miller’s wig not working for the cover shoot, and another (after the jump) of creative director Grace Coddington dressing a model for a photo shoot and talking about how she is the last stylist to buckle models’ shoes.
While some have wondered whether this Vogue documentary will make editor-in-chief Anna Wintour look bad, I worry about how Sienna Miller will deal with the film. Normally, celebrities don’t know exactly what goes into making them look good enough for glossy magazine pages, but the doc shows photographers, hairstylists, and editors focusing on her flaws. It’s no fun having people call you “teeth-y” and talk about your fillings. [via Racked] Keep reading »