Riding the enthusiasm received by R.J. Cutler’s The September Issue, HBO’s new fashion-focused feature titled In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye, is a fascinating peak into the world of Vogue. More specifically, it speaks to the magazine’s 120 year-old arsenal, best described today as the fashion editors behind the photos that continue to assert the magazine as an authority on fashion, style, and the cultural variables that exist within our rapidly changing times.
Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele is a principle feature in the documentary, like Grace Coddington and other fashion luminaries, Ms. Dudzeele is the brainchild behind Anna Wintour’s first Vogue edition published in November 1988. It was then the concept of mixing the high with the low was ushered. The cover featured a preciously assembled La Croix top paired with a pair of Guess jeans. Joie de vivre in true action, Ms. Dudzeel’s Saint Tropez temperament redefined what it meant to be chic. She took the urbanist nuances that have often dominated the term, and shuffled the meaning of elegance. Ms. Dudzeel’s signature aesthetic can often be described as a beautiful accident, a collision of accessories and garments as presented in real life, sourced from the beach or street.