The September Issue

Award winning film documenting Vogue's biggest and most popular issue ever to be screened at Phoenix Art Museum

August 26, 2009

Sunday, Sept. 13
Red Carpet Arrivals: 6 –7 p.m.
Screening: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Party with hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and music by DJ Funkfinger: 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Whiteman Hall, Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix
Tickets $30 each at

PHOENIX – Phoenix Art Museum and the Nouveau Division of the Arizona Costume Institute invite guests for a screening and cocktail party on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009.

A special screening of "The September Issue" will be held in Whiteman Hall to benefit Phoenix Art Museum's Arizona Costume Institute, which supports acquisitions and programming for the Museum's fashion design collection. "The September Issue" captures the drama behind the fashions and personalities responsible for Vogue's biggest yearly issue. The showing will be held two days after its premiere at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.

The evening of cocktails and couture is presented by the Nouveau Division of the Arizona Costume Institute, a group of under 35's dedicated to raising awareness of the Museum's fashion collection.

The evening will include red-carpet arrivals, stylish sounds by DJ Funkfinger, fashionable hors d'oeuvres by Postino Winecafe, Copper Square Kitchen and more, a no-host bar, and the screening of the film. Gift giveaways from Neiman Marcus and others will go on throughout the evening.

Curator of Fashion Design Dennita Sewell will introduce the film.

About the Film:
The feature-length documentary follows the tastemaking Vogue editrix Anna Wintour as the iconic editor-in-chief and her team of editors, photographers, artists and stylists put together the September 2007 issue. It was, and remains, the biggest issue ever of the standard-setting American fashion magazine, weighing more than four pounds and selling 13 million copies.

Through this screening, the Nouveau Division offers its guests an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, at Vogue shoots and reshoots and at closed-door staff meetings between the men and women who create what has come to be known as the "bible of fashion."

The film, directed and produced by R.J. Cutler, won the Grand Jury Prize for Excellence in Cinematography for documentaries at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. The film will premiere in New York City on Sept. 11, 2009.