Friday, May 18, 9:30-11 PM

Fashion on Film: The September Issue

The New Orleans Museum of Art
Getting there
One Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans, LA

This five-part film series, presented in conjunction with the exhibition "A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes," considers the role of fashion in modern society and takes an in-depth look at some of the industry’s most influential tastemakers. Friday, March 2, 6:30 pm: The Legacy of Alexander McQueen Saturday, March 3, 2 pm: Bangaologia: The Science of Style and Sapeurs: The Men Inside the Suits Saturday, April 7, 2 pm: Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards Friday, April 20, 7 pm: The First Monday in May Friday, May 18, 9:30 pm: The September Issue ABOUT THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE The September Issue is a 2009 documentary film about the behind-the-scenes drama that follows editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her staff during the production of the September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine — traditionally the biggest and most important issue of the year. It depicts the effort that goes into making the magazine, and the passion that Grace Coddington, a former model turned creative director and the only person who dares to stand up to Wintour, has for the highly regarded fashion periodical. In the film, Coddington is often portrayed as the leading victim to Wintour’s aggressive personality. The film features appearances by many well-known and influential people in the fashion industry, including John Galliano, Oscar de la Renta, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, and Vera Wang. (Rated PG-13 | 2009 | 1 hour, 30 minutes) Watch the trailer: This screening is sponsored by Mignon Faget.