November 24, 2012 |
GraceA Memoir Grace CoddingtonRandom House: 416 pp., $35 If the name Grace Coddington is familiar, you've probably seen the 2009 documentary film "The September Issue" about Vogue magazine's Editor in Chief Anna Wintour, the most feared and revered woman in fashion. Now Coddington, the longtime creative director of Vogue, has her own star vehicle, an engaging memoir titled "Grace," co-written with Michael Roberts. For anyone with a passing interest in the fashion industry, it's worth a read for the name-dropping alone.
August 7, 2012 |
President Obama got the Hollywood treatment in Connecticut on Monday as movie mogul Harvey Weinstein opened his home for a swanky fundraiser in support the president's reelection campaign. Weinstein and fashion-designer wife Georgina Chapman welcomed about 60 guests to their Westport digs with a co-host committee that included actress Anne Hathaway, writer Aaron Sorkin and Vogue editor Anna Wintour. After thanking his host couple for "doing so much for us" during the current election and the last one, Obama launched into praise for Hathaway's portrayal of Catwoman in "The Dark Knight Rises.
September 11, 2009 |
"Girlie heaven!" actress Sienna Miller exclaims, stepping into the Times Square digs of Vogue for her stint as cover girl. "The September Issue," a slight, if often riveting, behind-the-scenes documentary, is equally awed by the office's racks of haute couture. But beyond the cutting-edge froufrou, the film is also a portrait of unapologetic girlie power: smart, talented, competitive women working hard at their jobs, beginning with the famously inscrutable and perfectly coiffed Anna Wintour, the magazine's editor in chief for 20 years.
September 6, 2009 |
Perhaps nowhere is it more clear that this year is no 2007 than in the new documentary "The September Issue," directed by R.J. Cutler, which goes behind the scenes for the production of the massive 840-page issue of Vogue magazine for September 2007. By focusing on the magazine's longtime editor, the enigmatically imperious Anna Wintour, and her less well-known but no less headstrong creative director, Grace Coddington, the film charts the intersection of art and commerce with a perhaps inadvertent eye for an excess that wasn't to last.
HOME & GARDEN
August 29, 2009
"The September Issue," opening in New York this weekend and in L.A. on Sept. 11, is director R.J. Cutler's documentary on Vogue and its queen bee, Anna Wintour. Before Cutler got swept into the whirlwind of premieres, the L.A.-based director had friends over for a dinner party at his new outdoor kitchen and alfresco dining room. The Times played the role of fly on the stucco wall, watching the evening unfold and getting a peek inside Cutler's remodeled indoor kitchen as well. Look for the story next week in Home.
October 11, 2005 |
Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue magazine, was hit with a tofu pie by anti-fur demonstrators as she attended Paris fashion week. Dan Mathews, vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said the vegetarian tofu tart was retaliation for Vogue's decision to run fur ads while refusing to use PETA's anti-fur messages. The animal rights group offered to pay the same ad fee, Mathews said. Wintour, editor of the U.S.