“Fashion is a religion. This is the bible.”
Words were never truer for anyone who makes a living in the fashion industry. And this little independent documentary provides the viewers a behind the scenes look at the making of Vogue‘s September 2007 Issue. Headed by the notorious Ice Queen/Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour is provided much depth and handles her power with a reasonable amount that puts shame to Meryl Streep’s Miranda Priestly (anyone remember Devil Wears Prada). It’s a fascinating look at the gorgeous photo shoots, the mockery people assume of fashionistas, the rise of celebrity culture, and the editiorial input that changes practically the industry and all girls around the country. But what’s most human are the funny candid moments such as the disputes of the deleted layouts by Grace Coddington, Anna Wintour’s relationship with her siblings, and the decision to crop a man’s belly. A great 90-minute movie that shed light on the editorial decisions to produce the magazine’s largest single issue. Can you believe it weighed 5 pounds with 840 pages?! I have the urge to check out GQ Magazine’s recent September Issue.