Absolutely Fashion: Inside British Vogue — Episode 2


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Aired: 2016-09-15
Season: 1.0
Episode: 2.0

In the second episode of his two part series on British Vogue, Richard Macer goes behind the scenes to see how the British fashion bible celebrates their centenary year.

For the centenary in 2016, the British magazine lined up a whole host of star-studded events to commemorate the milestone, including a huge exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, a festival of fashion, a bumper centenary issue and a gala dinner with guests including Kim Kardashian and Samantha Cameron.

The magazine has lots of glamorous rising stars such as Fashion Features Director Sarah Harris, and Fashion News Editor Julia Hobbs, but at the helm are two women who have been in charge for a quarter of a century. Alexandra Shulman the Editor-in-Chief and Fashion Director Lucinda Chambers have been making decisions affecting the wardrobe choices of British women for the last three decades. What will happen to the magazine when they eventually decide to leave? And with social media dramatically changing the way people consume fashion, will Vogue still be a publication in its current form in the future?

Half way through the year, Macer gets a phone call from the Vogue press office that dramatically changes the whole direction of the film. As Richard speculates on whether the centenary will be Alexandra's swansong, events start to unfold which demonstrate that far from being about to retire, Alexandra has just pulled off a spectacular journalistic coup right under Richard's nose.