I came close to spontaneous combustion when I saw the trailer for The September Issue in theatres this weekend. I’m not sure how I missed the buzz about this online (what kind of a blogger am I?) but I’m making up for it now. The full-length documentary chronicles American VOGUE Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour as she puts together the Sept 2007 issue, which is the thickest, most looked-forward-to issue of the year. As the trailer says, in the world of fashion, the year begins with September.
As snaky as Anna is (they wrote The Devil Wears Prada about her, for crying out loud), she has current and future fashion trends in the palm of her hands. If you have any love for fashion, you can’t help but have respect for her (even with that highly outdated hairstyle). When it comes to fashion, she is IT. Aside from that, she’s completely neurotic, which makes for great entertainment. Bring it on!!
The film debuted at Sundance but they held the NYC premiere last night. Here’s the trailer.