Friday, July 16, 2010

"The September Issue" - Big shocker, Anna Wintour is as cold as ice: B-

I'm guilty of enjoying repeat episodes of "Project Runway" like any other girl, yeah. This fashion doc was an unscripted version of 'The Devil Wears Prada,' except that Anna Wintour hardly ever breathed fire.

No, unlike her counter-part (Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly), Anna prefers non-acknowledgment to out and out bitchiness. Not once did she look any of her fellow VOGUE employees directly in the eye, which I found amazing. How do you do that?!

So, big shocker: People in the fashion industry think that life is one big runway. Except for Grace Coddington, VOGUE's Chief Creative Director. She was the real star of this documentary - a former model and current guru of photoshoots. Although she's not behind the camera, Grace's ideas translated into pure works of art (especially her 20's shoot inspired by flappers). Sadly, many of Grace's ideas didn't go over well with Anna (another big shocker).

Amusing and ideal for the fashion-forward individual, this glimpse into the real world of VOGUE and its Stoic goddess is interesting and quite funny at times. But over all, I prefer Meryl to Anna...maybe because I want to believe that the Editor-in-Chief of the bible of fashion is to be feared. But Anna was quite soft, much like the message of the film: fashion is life.

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