HBO to premiere doc about “Vogue” fashion editors

Airing December 6 in the States, In Vogue: The Editor's Eye tells the behind-the-scenes stories of Vogue's most influential fashion editorials, on the occasion of the magazine's 120th anniversary.
October 23, 2012

A documentary about Vogue‘s fashion editors will debut on HBO in December to mark the magazine’s 120th anniversary.

Produced and directed by World of Wonder’s Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato in association with Vogue and HBO Documentary Films, In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye tells the behind-the-scenes stories of the most influential fashion editorials published by the magazine through the perspective of its various fashion editors.

“The people who are responsible for the fashion images are the fashion editors,” Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour said in a statement. “They have always been our secret weapon, so it seemed to me that we could celebrate Vogue, and also, at the same time, celebrate these great editors.”

Wintour is among the interviewees featured in the doc, alongside fashion editors such as Grace Coddington, Tonne Goodman, Polly Allen Mellen, Camilla Nickerson, Phyllis Posnick and Babs Simpson; actors Nicole Kidman and Sarah Jessica Parker; and designers Vera Wang and Marc Jacobs, among others.

“The exquisite and detailed inspiration that goes into a fashion editor’s staging of a photograph was a surprise to us,” said Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films and executive producer for the film. “The images found in the pages of Vogue exist as true works of art and the editors themselves are gifted, yet often unassuming, artists.”

In Vogue will air on the U.S. cable network on December 6. A book about the same subject, The Editor’s Eye, was published earlier this month.

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