At the Calvin Klein store opening in New York, The Cut caught up with Vogue staffer and models to get their opinions on R.J. Cutler's, 'The September Issue'.
Vogue contributing editor, Lauren Santo Domingo: "I was really surprised at the amount of access. I just assumed it would be chopped up and edited and repackaged, but it was really insider and behind-the-scenes. There were even things I'm not privy to or I'm not aware of — things that go on in the art department, in the photo room. I've never been in any of those meetings."
Lauren Santo Domingo on working for Anna Wintour: "It's like you see — you know what she likes. There's a certain standard you're expected to live up to and if you're not up to par, she'll let you know. You'll take it very personal and then you'll be professional and move on. There's very rarely a gray area. It's really nice to work in black or white."
Elettra Wiedemann: "She's been doing this for so long, surrounded by men," she said. "There's absolutely a feminist aspect to her. I think a lot of the attacks against her are misogynist. Men in business are totally cutthroat and nobody says bad things about them for it."
Vogue contributing editor, Kathryn Neale Shaffer: "I felt very proud to work there, I really did," she said. "And I was glad to see some of the smaller characters at Vogue get screen time — like the photocopy guy, who is everyone's favorite. Well, that's not his official title."