Thursday, September 10, 2009
The September Issue
On Monday Evening, my daughter and I were invited to a VIP screening of the Award winning documentary ~ The September Issue. We started off the evening with a glass of champagne and canapes and mixed and mingled with other folk that had a love for Fashion.
This was a lovely movie about the formidable Anna Wintour, the legendary Editor of American Vogue magazine for twenty years.
The September Issue takes you, the viewer inside a world that you only think you know about.
The film follows her team of larger than life editors and photographers, as they create the September Issue. This is the biggest and most important of the year, because of New York and Paris Fashion week.
It shows Wintour's relationship with the incredibly captivating Grace Coddington (who
was a former Model) the magazines creative director, who we see dressing the models, reshooting already perfectly shot spreads and asserting herself against Anna.
We see images of Anna as a Mother to daughter, beautiful Bee Shaffer.
Bee's dismissal of the world of Fashion that is her Mothers entire raison d'etre.
Anna's love for her daughter is made quietly but abundantly clear, despite her decision to go to Law school, instead of Fashion.
I always thought that Anna was an American and got a surprise when I heard her speak with a British accent.
An intimate, funny and surprising look at the very glamorous Anna Wintour.
I'm happy to report that the audience wasn't disappointed and I really enjoyed this movie and had such a fun night out. Armed with our lovely goody bags we raced in a taxi to the 10.15pm ferry and annoyingly missed it by 5 minutes and had to go and get a hot chocolate and dessert and wait until the 11.45 pm ferry.
We were both tired but it is always fun to have a night out.