I’m aware I might be behind the curve on this one, but I finally saw The September Issue. For those of you who haven’t heard of the film, it’s a behind the scenes look at what goes into making Vogue’s massive September Issue and the woman in charge of it all, Anna Wintour.
The film was beyond inspiring. It reignited my dreams of working for a fashion magazine one day. Being surrounded by beautiful clothes and inspiring people – and getting paid for it – now that’s a dream job.
The most fascinating part was watching how Anna and the other editors interact. Vogue truly is Anna Wintour’s vision; she makes every final decision and will throw out a $50,000 shoot if she doesn’t like the final product.
The person who really captured my heart though, was Creative Director of Vogue Grace Coddington. While Anna portrays the hard-working, business-oriented leader, Grace is the romantic visionary behind the magazine. In one scene, Grace puts her heart into a soft 1920’s shoot, directing everything from the models to the clothes, only to have it “killed” by Anna.
Grace later shared advice she was given in her modeling years. She was told to never close her eyes. Never sleep in a car or train, because you might see something that inspires you.
We need more people like Grace in the world. More people who find the beauty in world, and appreciate it.
The bottom line: I highly recommend watching this film.