I Finally Watched The September Issue
Since it's a year old, this movie about Vogue's annual ad fest has already been inhaled, memorized, reviewed and then forgotten by die-hard fashionistas. But what if you haven't papered your walls with every Prada campaign since 2002? Here is why you -- 38-year-old mom in Tallahasse, 21-year-old Psych student in Ann Arbor, and not-to-be-announced-publicly airport security officer in Dallas -- should watch it.
Favorite tidbits:1 in 10 women in the US buy the September issue of Vogue.
Grace brought cherry tarts for Brazilian model Raquel Zimmerman to eat during a shoot (left). "Don't worry about what one will do to you," she encouraged.
Prada changed their fabrics because Anna didn't like them.
After Anna told Bob the camera man, pictured above, that he needed to go to the gym, Grace called the photo editors to make sure his stomach would not be touched up.
Thakoon is a tiny man.
While they made several mentions to page count -- 840 -- they never mentioned how many pages were content and how many were ads.
Anna's siblings are amused by her job.
Burning questions: What happens to a design house if Anna skips their show? Does the sky fall? Do the designers have to commit hara-kiri?
Oscar de la Renta invited Anna to help him edit one of his shows. Does anyone else find it unethical that magazine editors help select clothes for a season or even style a show completely, then write glowing reviews about the show' cohesiveness and style?
What are they spending money on that scrapping 10 pictures equals a $50,000 loss? That's more than my house plus my car! What are these people getting paid?