Want to know what it’s like to work at Britain’s most prestigious fashion publication? Well you soon can, thanks to an upcoming documentary series offering a behind the scenes insight into the running of British Vogue, that is set to be aired on BBC Two next month.
Hinting at the recent satirical film Absolutely Fabulous, the series entitled Absolutely Fashion: Inside British Vogue delves into life at British Vogue in their Centenary year and all that goes on in the hectic lives of those who work there. Though Kate Moss features in both, the BBC documentary promises to offer a slightly more accurate depiction of the fashion industry, than Edina and Patsy’s eccentric antics!
The series will explore everything from the day-to-day running of the Vogue office and key photo-shoots, to one-on-one interviews with some of the most important people behind the production of the magazine, including editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman.
This is the first time in history that the magazine has allowed film cameras behind closed doors, so filmmaker Richard Macer was determined to leave no stone unturned. He was given unprecedented access to the Vogue offices for a full nine months, during which they were preparing for and celebrating their huge 100 year milestone. Throughout the series, you should expect to see a number of familiar faces from the industry, including big names such as Edie Campbell, Mario Testino and Kate Moss.
Speaking of the documentary Shulman said:
“At Vogue we are more used to being behind the lens than in front of it. The process of being filmed over such a long period of time was intriguing although at times, testing.”
Catch the first episode on BBC Two on Thursday, 8th September at 9pm.