Fashion, Business, Art, and Personality

The September Issue DVD coverMeryl Streep won all sorts of attention for her ice-queen portrayal of Miranda Priestly, the impossible boss in The Devil Wears Prada.  That character is widely believed to be not-so-secretly based on Anna Wintour, one of the most powerful women of fashion.  Curious to know how close to real life the caricature is?  Check out The September Issue, a film by R.J. Cutler that follows the planning and production of a landmark issue of Vogue magazine.  The focus may start on Wintour, but it is soon stolen by Creative Editor Grace Coddington, a genius of imagination and composition who fights for her ideas.  Just wait for the scene where she makes the documentary cameraman part of a high-profile fashion spread.  Even Wintour cracks a smile.