The September Issue

The September Issue

Revealing look at the fashion world - Lorraine

8 Points

Viewer Rating:Lorraine has rated The September Issue rating: 4 Star

The September Issue offers a rare glimpse into the inner workings of 'Style Bible' Vogue magazine as it follows Anna Wintour, the commanding editor, and her team as they put together the September 2007 issue of Vogue. Most people will be familiar with Anna Wintour from Meryl Streep's portrayal of a character based on her in the enjoyable chick flick The Devil Wears Prada. The inspiration for that film was the fiction book of the same name by Lauren Weisberger; Anna's former assistant. Ms. Wintour doesn't come across as evil as Meryl Streep's character but she's just as entertaining to watch because she's endlessly poised and always ready with a catty put-down. Anna's team at Vogue is made up of larger-than-life characters and the documentary also features actress Sienna Miller in a cringe-worthy cameo. Given that we're so used to seeing airbrushed actresses in magazines it's enlightening to see Miller's appearance being ripped apart and then rebuilt by unforgiving fashion experts. Despite the appearance of a bona fide celebrity in the documentary, the blunt fashion editor Grace Coddington is the outright star of The September Issue. She is different in every way to the prim editor, yet she is one of the few people whose opinion that Anna ever actually considers. Their dynamic is fascinating and sometimes hilarious to watch. Anyone who has even a passing interest in fashion or journalism must go see The September Issue. Fans of The Devil Wears Prada, Ugly Betty or even America's Next Top Model in particular will love this revealing documentary.

Review published on the 22 September 2009 22:35

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A good flick, not a great flick...nor a chick flick! - Maggie

It's good, it's good. I would have loved a bit more provoking of Anna Wintour...she didn't come across as the nuclear winter they all said she was/is. Grace Coddington is excellent. Not a chick... MORE
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