She is feared. She is revered. To some, she is hero, and to others, a villain. But, the new documentary "The September Issue" (out August 28) looks to paint a picture of iconic Vogue editor Anna Wintour as a force to be reckoned with — no matter what you think of her, she is definitely one of the most influential people in fashion culture.
Surrounded by designers like Jean-Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld (pictured with Anna), Thakoon (who compares her to Madonna!) and Vera Wang, as well as colleagues like editor-at-large André Leon Talley, the trailer for "September Issue" isn't just the "Devil Wears Prada" version of Anna (although she does say ridiculous things like, "This type seems so large and pretentious. It looks like it's for blind people."), it also shows how truly powerful she is, sometimes even with a smile on her face. Let's face it, when you can tell legendary designer Oscar de la Renta what clothes you think shouldn't be on his runway, you deserve to be applauded.
In the few snippets from interviews with Anna in the trailer, she seems self-aware and almost sort of — dare we say it? — cool. "I think my father really decided for me that I should work in fashion," she says to the camera. "So that was it. It was decided."
As Anna has said, "Fashion's not about looking back, it's about looking forward," so are you looking forward to the behind-the-scenes look at the making of the most important fashion bible of every year, "The September Issue"?