Sunday, November 22, 2009
the september issue
I stayed in last night and watched the documentary about Anna Wintour, "The September Issue"; I must say I'm now highly motivated to pursue my dreams of working in the fashion industry; I'd totally go through the whole "Devil wears Prada assistant" to get where I want to.
Anna Wintour has long been considered as a very cold person; she shows no emotions, no laughs or smiles... but she does her work exceptionally well.
I don't think there's nothing wrong with being the way she is; I mean, she must know what people think of her but that doesn't bother her at all; every day she still gets up to go to work.. and damn does she work.. she's always traveling around the world, going to meetings, interviews, fashion shows, press conferences... and on top of all that, she manages to maintain VOGUE as the most successful fashion magazine on the planet!
In the movie, she says something that really caught my attention... she says that most people don't take fashion seriously, they mock it, they think it's amusing to see how others care about it so much when in fact it's just a joke... obviously Anna disagrees... and so do I. Anna explained they are just afraid of fashion; they don't know anything about it and feel intimidated by it.
Personally, it's not that I'm a superficial person that only cares about clothes and brands and jewels or the glam life... I see fashion as an art.. it is art; it's just amazing to see what great designers like Galiano, Lagerfeld or De la Renta (among others..) create out of nothing! Gorgeous gowns, beautiful shoes, delightful outfits they put together that make you feel like you're living inside a Fairy Tale or some sort of dreamland.
I don't see how fashion can be any different from paintings or architecture, music or theater; in the end, they are all different kinds of art... and the people that do it are artists. Fashion shouldn't be minimized just because it seems superficial... if you don't like brands or labels that's OK.. don't buy them, but at least give the designers behind them the credit for developing such exquisite pieces. Respect and acknowledge their talent, they are artists too.