Vogue Documentary Looks Back At a Happier Time

The documentary about Anna Wintour and Vogue, The September issue, which is showing at Sundance this weekend, sounds like it will be a nostalgic look at a golden era when advertisers had huge budgets, readers had disposable income, and print media still had a reasonably healthy pulse: Based on footage gathered during the months before the publication of the September '07 issue, Vogue's biggest-ever, the film goes behind the scenes at the fashion bible and exposes the creatives processes of its inner circle like Grace Coddington (who filmmaker R.J. Cutler said was "unhappy" about the presence of his cameras), as well as delves into Wintour's personal life.

As well as Vogue people like Andre Leon Talley and Sally Singer, we can expect to see appearances from Thakoon Panichgul, Oscar de la Renta, Patrick Demarchelier, Karl Lagerfeld, Nicolas Ghesquière, Jean Paul Gaultier, Stefano Pilati, Phillip Lim and Isabel Toledo. And if the film is buzzworthy because it happens to look at a culture that's gone for good, it may be even more so by the time it hits theaters if the rumors about Anna stepping down are true, and The September Issue ends up as her swan song.

Vogue On Film: At Last [WWD]