First published in 1892, Vogue is unarguably the most iconic fashion magazine in the world. With 23 national and regional editions published monthly by Condé Nast, its influence extends beyond fashion to inspiring lifestyle and political pieces which sometimes challenge the status quo.
Vogue: The Editor’s Eye” is a documentary celebrating the 120th
anniversary of the publication. It
profiles Vogue’s legacy and, more importantly, those who have made the magazine
the success that it is.
Largely credited for its triumphs are the fashion editors responsible for crafting the enchanting photo editorials, which both seduce and entertain Vogue readers. Actress Nicole Kidman describes the effect of these editorials as allowing the audience to live “in a different realm for a short period”. From an “Alice and Wonderland” themed shoot with designers cast in the role of characters from Lewis Carroll’s fairy-tale, to shoots involving models sharing intimate moments with nature, these editorials embody the fashion editor’s artistic vision.
When asked to describe the role a fashion editor occupies, none of the former fashion editors of Vogue could find words apt to explain. Ultimately, it becomes clear from viewing the documentary that it is the fashion editor who makes readers fantasies come to life and who creates a sense of wonderment usually reserved for one’s imagination.
“In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye” provides an insight into the creative process behind Vogue fashion shoots, as well as an array of interesting interviews about the magazine with current and former editors and a selection of Vogue subjects.
As stated by US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, “fashion is a reflection of our times” and it is the fashion editorials in Vogue that pioneer trends, document the evolution of fashion and which encapsulate the essence of the magazine itself.
“In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye" by HBO can be purchased from Amazon.com.