IMDb > The September Issue (2009)
The September Issue
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The September Issue (2009) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 23 | slideshow) Videos (see all 6)
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
The September Issue -- Here's a clip from R.J. Cutler's documentary chronicling Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's preparations for the 2008 fall-fashion issue

Overview

User Rating:
7.0/10   4,653 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 79% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Contact:
View company contact information for The September Issue on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
20 August 2009 (Australia) See more »
Genre:
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 »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Doesn't dig deep enough 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
Robert Sharenow .... executive producer
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
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)
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language
Runtime:
USA:90 min | Germany:90 min (Sundance Film Festival)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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:
André Leon Talley:to Vera Wang: First of all... Its been a very bleak week so far its been bleak streak over here in America ! You know what ? It's the famine of beauty ! Its the famine of beauty ! The famine of beauty honey ! My eyes are *starving* for *beauty*!See more »
Movie Connections:
Features "Pushing Daisies" (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
FlatheadSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Doesn't dig deep enough, 16 July 2010
Author: maryszd from United States

The September Issue is a superficial look into the making of the September 2007 issue of Vogue. Many of the shots consist of various photographers, art directors and members of the editorial staff behaving in a groveling and subservient way around editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. The one exception is stylist Grace Coddington, a confident and gifted woman who does superb creative work and isn't afraid to stand up for herself. Her work really is the backbone of the magazine. Once she leaves, Vogue is on a fast ride downhill. Wintour's insights, as she looks at and discusses potential fashion spreads, seem fairly prosaic. She must have gotten the job by game-playing and the usual machinations of the business world. Outside of standing back somewhat and letting Coddington do her work, I don't see what she contributes to the magazine except for making her staff feel compulsively insecure. I enjoyed the few scenes that show her with her twenty-something daughter, who wants to be a lawyer. She clearly has the ability to "get" to Wintour that no one else in the film does. Good for her. Wintour talks about her father and siblings, but neglects to mention her American mother, an interesting omission. Wintour is a lonely character, in a way. There's a revealing scene of her in the back of a town car clutching a Starbucks coffee and staring straight ahead. She's off in her own world most of the time.

As is to be expected, no one on the Vogue staff actually wears the outlandish clothing featured in the magazine. Wintour wears flattering silk dresses, Coddington dresses in various frumpy black outfits and the staff and photographers wear practical work clothes. The exception is Leon Talley, the only member of the staff who truly buys into the fashion myth. Since Wintour reveals so little of herself and the filmmaker is as deferential to her as the rest of her intimidated staff, ultimately "The September Issue" is an elegantly made film with no emotional heart.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (38 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The September Issue (2009)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
I still don't 'GET' Vogue or the fashion industry... nitekat01
saddest moment klimtgirl
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
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Devil Wears Prada Bank Alarm Children of War Eleven Minutes Project: Tomorrow Men
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Documentary section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.