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The September Issue -- A documentary chronicling Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's preparations for the 2007 fall-fashion issue.
The September Issue -- A documentary chronicling Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's preparations for the 2008 fall-fashion issue.
The September Issue -- A clip from R.J. Cutler's documentary chronicling Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour
The September Issue -- A clip from R.J. Cutler's documentary chronicling Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour
The September Issue -- A clip from R.J. Cutler's documentary chronicling Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour

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Release Date:
25 September 2009 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Fashion is a religion. This is the bible.
Plot:
A documentary chronicling Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's preparations for the 2007 fall-fashion issue. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An elegant, dramatic look at the superficiality of fashion See more (38 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Hamish Bowles ... Himself
Sarah Brown ... Herself
Charles Churchward ... Himself (as Charlie Churchward)

Oscar de la Renta ... Himself

Patrick DeMarchelier ... Himself
Jill Demling ... Herself
Edward Enninful ... Himself
Brian Fee ... Himself
Filipa Fino ... Herself
Tom Florio ... Himself

Jean-Paul Gaultier ... Himself
Nicolas Ghesquiere ... Himself
Tonne Goodman ... Himself
Laurie Jones ... Herself
Karen Katz ... Herself
Alexandra Kour ... Herself

Karl Lagerfeld ... Himself
Philip Lim ... Himself
Luiza Madejak ... Herself
Jim Mate ... Himself
Craig McDean ... Himself
Sonya Mooney ... Herself
Jessica Nagin ... Herself
Si Newhouse ... Himself
Alberto Orta ... Himself
Sophie Pera ... Herself
Stefano Pilati ... Himself
Phyllis Posnick ... Herself
Candy Pratts ... Herself (as Candy Pratts Price)
Alexander Rankovic ... Himself (as Alex Rankovic)

Coco Rocha ... Herself
Jessica Sailer ... Herself
Elissa Santisi ... Herself

Bee Shaffer ... Herself

Ivan Shaw ... Himself
David Sims ... Himself
Sally Singer ... Herself
Virginia Smith ... Herself
Danko Steiner ... Himself
Burton Tansky ... Himself
Mario Testino ... Himself
Jane Thompson ... Herself
Isabel Toledo ... Herself
Charles Townsend ... Himself
Caroline Trentini ... Herself

Vera Wang ... Herself
Daria Werbowy ... Herself
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff ... Herself

Raquel Zimmerman ... Herself
Robert Richman ... Himself (as Bob Richman)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Grace Coddington ... Herself

John Galliano ... Himself

Hilary Rhoda ... Herself

André Leon Talley ... Himself

Anna Wintour ... Herself

Robert Verdi ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
R.J. Cutler 
 
Produced by
R.J. Cutler .... executive producer
R.J. Cutler .... producer
Robert DeBitetto .... executive producer
Alison Ellwood .... consulting producer
Lyle Gamm .... consulting producer
Eliza Hindmarch .... producer
Mary Lisio .... co-producer
Nathan Rotmensz .... post-production producer
Rob Sharenow .... executive producer (as Robert Sharenow)
Sadia Shepard .... producer
Lauren Sherman Winnick .... line producer (as Lauren Sherman)
Molly Thompson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Craig Richey 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Richman 
 
Film Editing by
Azin Samari 
Jessica Schilling (Deleted Scenes)
 
Production Management
Michael Bernstein .... executive in charge of production
Michael Richard Martin .... production manager (as Mike Martin)
Jorge L. Menna .... production manager: London
Matteo Vallecoccia .... production manager: Rome
 
Sound Department
Timothy A. Carpenter .... dialogue editor
Timothy A. Carpenter .... sound effects editor
Timothy A. Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Timothy A. Carpenter .... supervising sound editor
Mark Hensley .... sound re-recording mixer
Edward L. O'Connor .... sound recordist
Alex U'Ren .... audio mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Kimmel .... assistant camera
Stewart Shields .... additional camera
Joia Speciale .... additional cinematography
 
Editorial Department
Brian King .... post-production assistant
Jessica Schilling .... associate editor
 
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music consultant
Alison Litton .... music consultant
Bryon Rickerson .... music editor
Margaret Yen .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Bug Davidson .... production driver
 
Other crew
Andrew Kimmel .... production assistant
Kristi Lake .... delivery consultant
Jenny Lee .... title designer
Lindsey Lefkow .... production assistant
Jonna McLaughlin .... production coordinator
Michael Rattet .... production coordinator
Sam Richman .... production assistant
Brian Rothe .... production assistant
Gareth Smith .... title designer
Trevor Smith .... assistant: R.J. Cutler
Trevor Stevenson .... production assistant
Robert Tonkin .... technical consultant
Skye Topic .... assistant: R.J. Cutler
Nathan Wakefield .... production accountant
 
Thanks
Timothy C. O'Mara .... special thanks (as Tim O'Mara)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language
Runtime:
USA:90 min | Germany:90 min (Sundance Film Festival)
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1.78 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:M (DVD rating) | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Ireland:PG | Italy:T | Japan:G | New Zealand:PG | Singapore:PG | Singapore:NC-16 (DVD rating) | South Korea:All | Sweden:Btl | Taiwan:GP | UK:12 (TV rating) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #45227)

Did You Know?

Quotes:
Tom Florio:Nobody was wearing fur until Anna put it back on the cover of Vogue, back in the early 90s. And she ignited the entire industry. If we get behind something, it sells.See more »
Soundtrack:
FlatheadSee more »

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25 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
An elegant, dramatic look at the superficiality of fashion, 8 September 2009
Author: alexart-1 from United States

First, let me tell you that I am a straight man who is not at all interested at fashion. I have never bought a Vogue September issue nor have I ever even bought a fashion magazine. After realizing this movie got great reviews, I decided to see it. The reviews were right and I most certainly was not disappointed. The September Issue is the rare kind of movie that is a combination of documentary with a message and elegance.

Many people know about Anna Wintour. If you seen The Devil Wears Prada, you'll know that she is pure evil. Although there may be some truth to this statement, this movie paints her in a different light. The movie opens with her explaining that people who wear high fashion should not be made fun of just because they were haute couture. Wintour is looked at as more of a person with morals who gets what she wants because she often is right and does what is best for the magazine. She doesn't strive to be mean, she does it for the magazine.

The star of the movie is not Wintour. It's actually the creative director, Grace Coddington. Coddington is not nearly as likable as Wintour ironically, but she is central to the movie and the reason it is so good. The movie's message is about how the fashion world is so superficial and perfect. Towards the end, the cameraman for the movie is used in a photograph, however, he is just an average person who is slightly overweight. Coddington urges people not to touch the picture up. She says "Nobody is perfect, but models are." This is the movie's central idea.

Another reason I really enjoyed the movie is that it really does have some great film-making. R.J. Cutler really does have some nice shots including my favorite of a couple kissing in front of the Eiffel Tower. It has nothing to do with the movie and yet it is such a moving shot. There are quite a few establishing shots similar to this in the movie and these little things are the icing on the cake.

You don't have to be a fashion lover to love this movie. You don't have to be a subscriber to Vogue. You don't have to be a woman. Whatever your preconceptions about this were, ignore them. This a movie for anybody that should be seen by everybody. The September Issue opens wide this weekend so make use of it and go see it.

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I still don't 'GET' Vogue or the fashion industry... nitekat01
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Am I the only one that thinks she is not the devil wearing Prada? eliroose_09
Andre Leon Talley louisecracker
The most unprofessional person in this film... heat9120
Why was the cover changed? JessaCita
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