Celebrities, Fashion

I Wish Anna Wintour was my Mom

Much to my boyfriend’s (initial) dismay, my last Friday date-night was spent at a local indie movie theater, before the menacing mugs of Anna Wintour and her fellow Voguettes.

The September Issue, the film industry’s most-recent foray into the world of fashion, takes a behind-the-scenes look at the production of Vogue’s 2007 September issue.

From the film’s official website:

An intimate, funny and surprising look at Anna Wintour and her team of larger-than-life editors as they create this must-have Bible of fashion, Cutler explores the untouchable glamour of Wintour’s Vogue to reveal the extraordinarily passionate people at its heart. He takes us behind the scenes at Fashion Week, to Europe, on shoots and reshoots, and into closed-door staff meetings, bearing witness to an arduous, entertaining, and sometimes emotionally demanding process.”

It’s no big surprise that I la-la-loved the movie. (Case in point: this has long been my favorite t-shirt.)

R.J. Culter, the director, created a tone of substance and magnitude rarely reserved for any fashion-related media outlet (think Zoolander and Bruno). You felt as if you were permitted into a secret society, in which influence and power comes in the form of fabric.

And here’s the kicker…

My boyfriend—a hoodie-wearing, sports watching, sneakers-only-policy, guy’s-guy—liked it too! Yes, he used the word “liked.” Not “tolerated” or “stomached,” but liked. He explained that he was impressed and surprised by the amount of manpower and money that goes into each issue. Amen!

If you have any interest in creative processes (notice I didn’t say fashion!) I really recommend this film. Although a love of handbags wouldn’t hurt.

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  • Reply ManoloLo October 6, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    I don’t know a lot about Anna Wintour, but this movie sounds really really cool! It seems like itd be awesome to be able to see the other side of fashion :)

  • Reply Terryl October 6, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    I cannot wait to see that! Do you really have that shirt? You have to wear it to the office. Mandated outfit.

    I was reading this article a few weeks ago about how she got stuck sitting next to these two obnoxious MTV veejays or something during NYFW. She looked SO pissed. I can’t believe they don’t let her, you know, choose her own seat or something. I mean, she’s…kind of a big deal.

  • Reply Denise October 7, 2009 at 11:04 am


    I didn’t know this movie existed. It would be really cool to see it. Regarding Anna
    Wintour at NYFW, i guess she should have her choice of seating. After all, she’s the moving force of fashion … her in A. Talley!

  • Reply Bridget October 7, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Oh Andre Leon…I forgot to mention in the post that he should be my father.

    I saw him for real at last NY Fall Fashion Week last year actually! My life at that moment became complete.

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