As one of the world’s most influential fashion magazines, Vogue consists of a great staff that has made the magazine what it is today. From 1988 Anna Wintour has been in charge of the magazine as editor-in-chief, together with the creative director Grace Coddington with her artistic integrity. Together they have created one of the most successful fashion magazines in the world.
The September Issue is an American documentary film about the behind-the-scenes that follows Anna Wintour and her staff during the production of the September 2007 issue of the American Vogue magazine. While getting a better look at the effort that goes into making the magazine, the movie also focuses on the relationship between the editor-in-chief and creative director. Grace Coddington is shown as the only person who dares to stand up to Anna Wintour, which makes their relationship stand out.
As two stubborn women with strong personalities, the movie shows us a very intense relationship between Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington. In The September Issue the discussions between the two women often gets hotheaded, and Wintour is usually the one who gets her will. Because Wintour is the head leader of the magazine, Coddington has to endure a lot rejecting of her own ideas because Anna Wintour says so. In the movie, Coddington is also shown as the victim to Wintour’s aggressive personality.
At the end of the movie, their relationship takes another turn. Even though they have a lot of differences and various opinions, they still respect each other. Wintour recognizes Coddington’s expertise and eye for design, and also approves most of her ideas as they appear in the final version of the September issue.