I can’t help but wonder what Vogue editor Anna Wintour really thought of The Devil Wears Prada, the 2006 film starring Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly, the dictatorial editor of fictional fashion magazine Runway. Wintour was supposedly the inspiration for Priestly, a terrifying presence in the film -- snobby, demanding, close-minded and completely unconcerned with the well being of the minions who cower in subservient fear in front of her stilettos. To say she is the boss from hell would be an understatement. Priestly is the boss that hell spit out.
While Wintour has said that she found the film “really entertaining,” it’s hard to imagine she didn’t see some reflection of herself in Streep’s commanding character. Devil eventually grossed over $300 million, and it seemed only a matter of time before the real fashion editor became the subject of her own film. With R.J. Cutler’s documentary The September Issue that time has come.
The September Issue follows Wintour and her staff as they work to put out Vogue’s fall bible of fashion, an issue that has reverberations all over the fashion industry. On Thursday, September 24, CineVegas and Tao are hosting a special advance screening of the film at 9 p.m. at Rave Motion Pictures, which will be followed by a premiere party at Tao. The film will open locally in select theaters on September 25.
Fans of fashion and film can win their way into the special screening and party by being one of the first 10 people to email [email protected] with LAS VEGAS WEEKLY in the subject line.