The fashion world has been abuzz about R.J. Cutler’s documentary film “The September Issue” since the announcement that it was set to premier Friday, January 16 at the Sundance Film Festival. The documentary, which is the culmination of a two-years-long project about the making of Vogue’s September 2007 edition, is 89-minutes and will air this year on A&E at a yet to be determined date.
While Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour didn’t arrive in time for the Friday premiere, she made it to a public screening on Saturday afternoon decked-out in a leather Michael Kors jacket with a fox collar, an Oscar de la Renta turtleneck, J Brand jeans, and Manolo Blahnik boots. She told reporters that she was channeling mountain casual and this was actually the first time she wore jeans to work.
When discussing the film, Wintour told reporters that the documentary is “very much R.J.’s film. I want to make it very clear that he had complete freedom to put together the movie that he wanted and it’s not in any way Vogue behind him telling him what he can and cannot do. He showed us the film a little while ago and we made a few suggestions, all of which he ignored.”