Grace Coddington and Anna Wintour
To even suggest that the new documentary, "September Issue," focusing on Anna Wintour and the fall edition of Vogue might actually 'star' the viscerally talented Grace Coddington may be seen as stepping over the boundaries of hierarchy just a bit. well, maybe not. Let's say 'co-starring.' Or maybe they are the best representations of "yin" and "yang" in the fashion industry today.
I don't want to give anything away for those of you who haven't had a chance to see the film - only that I highly recommend it to anyone who is passionate about artistry and creativity. (and anyone in the business of being creative, as well.) These the two strong talented women so clearly show the struggle of keeping the commerce of style alive. (and a few fun moment of seeing the reality behind several scenes in "The Devil Wears Prada" . . . lol)
And just wait until you see the myriad of photo shoots and fashion shows. And the mundane events that can inspire such amazing beauty. There was a sublime moment when Grace, the magazine's creative director, is riding in the back of a cab. She tells of the advice she received from Btitish photographer, Norman Parkinson, "Never shut your eyes or go to sleep in a car, train, anywhere. You might miss something inspiring . . . " And that, my dear friends, is some wise advice.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend,