A group of us were so excited Tuesday night to head down to Islington's Screen on the Green for a preview of The September Issue! Let me just say, if you love fashion, if you love the fashion industry, see this film.
What's it all about? This is a documentary about the inner workings of American Vogue, and about the sheer force of creativity and influence with which the organisation holds the fashion world in sway. It also offers a fascinating glimpse of the shadowy figure of Anna Wintour. Forget The Devil Wears Prada, Director R J Cutler had final cut and what we get is far more interesting than any sketch could ever offer. Scary? Yes, but you have to have respect for the judgement, intelligence and humour with which she executes her ideas.
So, office politics? Oh yes! The relationship between Anna and her Creative Director Grace Coddington is very interesting. It's clearly a pairing that drives fabulous results, but there's a tense push-and-pull relationship between Grace's romantic vision of beauty and creativity, and Anna's cool, strict approach.
Best bit? Without a doubt, Editor-At-Large Andre Leon Talley arriving for a tennis lesson with a complete set of Louis Vuitton bags, towel, hat and, wait for it... tennis racket cover! Loved it.
Final word? It's out on the 11th of September, so book your tickets and let us know what you think