I just got back from seeing The September Issue (Cutler, 2009). One word - FABULOUS!!! You really must see it. Now. I insist. In case you haven’t seen the previews, The September Issue is a documentary chronicling the making of the coveted September issue of Vogue magazine. The film shows behind the scenes workings of Vogue and the fashion industry (photo shoots, executive meetings with designers, runway shows, etc.) and includes interviews with Vogue employees such as Grace Coddington (Creative Director of the magazine... who totally steals the show!!), Thakoon (an up-and-coming American designer), and, of course, Anna Wintour (Editor-in-Chief). As someone who loves clothes and shopping I loved seeing the fashion in the film, but even if you aren’t particularly into the fashion scene, the film still has a lot to offer.
As of today, the film has a very impressive 82% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and many critics, including several Top Critics, have given the film excellent reviews. Sheri Linden of the LA Times calls it “A slight, if often riveting, behind-the-scenes documentary” and Kyle Smith of the New York Post proclaims, “If a syllable could kill (and it can, can’t it?), the movie would be the Texas Chainsaw massacre of the stilleto-heeled and a dagger-toothed.”
Funny, engaging, and highly enjoyable the film is a refreshing and provocative look at the Bible of the fashion world.
Has anyone seen it yet? What’d you think?