By Lauren Sherman
This year, moving pictures mattered to U.S. magazine editors like never before.
There's a scene in director R.J. Cutler's fashion documentary The September Issue in which Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour lunches with Neiman Marcus Group Chief Executive Burt Tansky. Wintour and her team tell Tansky that they've relayed to fashion designer Miuccia Prada that the fabric she used for a particular dress was too heavy for everyday wear; Prada has agreed to use a lighter-weight fabric in order to please Wintour as well as retailers like Tansky.
Tansky then asks Wintour if she can push designers to send shipments to the stores on time (many labels are known for shaky logistical operations). She says she'll see what she can do--reinforcing her position as one of the most powerful women not only in fashion, but in the $200 billion U.S. clothing and accessories retail industry.
The September IssueRead More »from 2009's Most Powerful Fashion Magazine Editors