THE editors of Vogue, once notoriously media shy, sure do seem reluctant to give up the spotlight.
Three years after the release of “The September Issue,” the
behind-the-scenes documentary that made Grace Coddington a star, the
magazine’s charismatic editors are back in a new documentary that will
be broadcast on HBO on Dec. 6. This one, called “In Vogue: The Editor’s
Eye” and directed by the team of Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato,
highlights the work of the many strong-willed women who have helped
create fashion images for the magazine over several decades.
It also coincides with the publication of a book of the same title, as
well as Ms. Coddington’s memoir, and the magazine’s 120th anniversary
issue, so you may be wondering what could possibly be left to tell,
unless there’s a documentary somewhere in development on the janitors of
“Oh, there’s a million stories,” Mr. Barbato said. “We feel like this is Chapter 1.”
To differentiate their film from “The September Issue,” Mr. Bailey and
Mr. Barbato, whose credits include “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” and
“RuPaul’s Drag Race,” focused on the stories behind the famous
photographs. They are told by Vogue editors, past and present, all of
whom share a tendency to decorate their homes with images from the
magazine, and most of whom speak in fabulously entertaining ways, like
Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, who pronounces the word “real” like a howler
monkey clearing its throat.
While reverential (Mr. Bailey and Mr. Barbato describe themselves as
“obsessed” with the Vogue editors), “The Editor’s Eye” still flicks at
the intensely competitive environment of Vogue.
“There’s a certain loneliness to being a fashion editor,” Polly Allen
Mellen says in the film, describing her years as a protégé of Diana
Vreeland. When other editors became jealous of her fast success, Ms.
Mellen said that Ms. Vreeland gave her this advice: “Who needs friends?
Get on with it.”
No one said working at Vogue was going to be a walk in the park, but
this show makes the job look as if it should come with hazard pay.
Phyllis Posnick once asked a fearless model to pose with a bee on her
lips. And Susan Train, a Paris bureau chief, described a photo shoot on a
remote mountainside in Turkey, where a general mistook her crew for
members of the Peace Corps.
She recalled her response: “I said grandly, ‘Oh, no, not at all. We’re Vogue.’ “
i have been campaigning since after holy week, April 2012.... (now now pls. don't judge... i was bored for 3 days with nothing to do & i got curious about the buzz... and just downloaded it) to all my friends & customers who are into books, about it... i even send thru email epub versions of it, i was a huge fan... for a good 3 months.... then i just got bored...
so when a friend of mine, who just finished the 1st book... commented that its almost like porn & was wondering why i loved it....
i told her that... "it was a long time ago... & now i realized that im not into all the 50 shades of mr. Grey... maybe mga 15 shades na lang"
but im still waiting for the movie to come out... malamang puro cut & puro blurry flash backs & narration na lang... or tipong sa UP theater na lang ito ipapalabas...
eto naman daw ang mga type ng madlang pips na maging Christian Grey...
bet ko sa kanila si Ian Somerhalder (1), Chris Hemsworth (9), Colin Egglesfield (3), Matt Bomer (5) & Alexander Skarsgard (2)...
and now someone made a cookbook parody(?) of the book...
complete with a bonggang trailer... bwaahahahaha... shyet ang macho ng guy.... makes me wanna re-read the book again.... bwahahahahaha!!!!!!
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