The surprising reality behind Absolutely Fashion: Inside British Vogue
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The 12 months Richard Macer spent documenting life inside the world’s most prestigious fashion magazine certainly proved an illuminating experience – though perhaps not quite in the way editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman might have been hoping. From the faithful photographer, whose eye has been relied on since the 1970s , to editor-in-chief of Vogue’s American sibling, Anna Wintour (who did finally remove her sunglasses, if only for a brief second), to the formidable Alex herself; the most striking contrast between the pages of that ethereal bible we leaf through with such reverence at the start of each month, and the true architects of its glossy interior, residing in the surprisingly commonplace London office from which it is issued, has to be, quite ironically, appearances. Who would have thought that the orchestrators of modern fashion, those in the position to shun or showcase our skinny jeans, and to taint our red lips with shades of deepest mauve, could themselves have long outgrown such menial validation on their own shopping sprees?
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