the september issue : grace coddington

 

I finally watched The September Issue last night. Loved it. It was very well done, fun, funny and engaging. I must say (and I realize I'm not the first to say this) that Grace Coddington, Vogue's Fashion Editor, was the real hero of the film. She is and has been the GENIUS behind the magazine's editorial fashion spreads for the past two decades. She is brilliant. My only wish was to see more of her creative process behind the editorials as well as the photo shoots themselves.
The only comment I will make about Anna Wintour is that if she were a man, no one would question her work ethic and demeanor. Men can be no-nonsense in the workplace, whereas women are still expected to be nice in addition to getting the job done.
 I wasn't surprised by what it took to put that magazine together. It was fascinating getting a peek into the process. If you haven't seen the film yet, GO! It's worth it.

From the haute couture editorial of Vogue's Sept issue as featured in the film, styled by Grace Coddington
From the 1920s editorial of Vogue's Sept issue as featured in the film, styled by Grace Coddington
The deleted 1920s spread featured in the film, , styled by Grace Coddington

 

 

Grace Coddington and Anna Wintour

I love this image of Grace Coddington (and the doggie!) back in her modeling days in the 60s