Monday, 17 March 2014

In vogue: The Editors Eye

Since The September Issue more and more interest has been shown in fashion documentaries. Feature length documentaries such as Bill Cunningham New York and Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel have led the way for more and more films in this genre to emerge.
Another recent film focusing on the work of Vogue magazine is In Vogue: The Editors Eye. The film is a celebration of the many talented fashion editors who have and do work for Vogue, the people who are responsible for creating those images that stay with us and offer the reader the greatest fashion fantasies.
It is the role of the fashion editor to see the trends on the runways and to transpose them into images that the reader can relate to and aspire to. They detect the common threads from collection to collection and designer to designer. They curate a refined offering to the magazine reader of what the keys ideas of a season are and they inform the reader of what they need to be buying for the latest look.
A fashion editor does all this and more. they work with all the creatives to offer the reader a story, a fantasy world that the reader can dream of entering. They do not simply have clothes on a rack against a white wall. They consult on location, hair, make up, model, photographer and so much more.
As the film shows they all have their favourites and work with styles that are often a highly personal evolution of their own aesthetic and that is what gives the magazine its eclectic tastes.
In Vogue: The Editors Eye celebrates the work of many Vogue creatives including:
Grace Coddington
Phyllis Posnick
Babs Simpson
Camille Nickerson
Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele
Polly Mellen
Tonne Goldman

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