She's the feared and revered editrix of the US edition of Vogue. With her trademark bob and perma-sunglasses, she has the power to inspire fashion royalty on the one hand, and crush designers with the other.
For more than 20 years, Wintour has been at the helm of American Vogue, all the while never being seen in the same outfit twice! The September 2007 edition of Vogue was heralded as its biggest ever, and director RJ Cutler's The September Issue is based on the production of this issue.
The documentary takes us behind the scenes and into Wintour's lair: the New York offices of Vogue. The film shows some candid moments between Wintour and creative director Grace Coddington — some of whose beautiful images end up on the cutting-room floor — creating interesting viewing.
If you've read the book or seen the film, The Devil Wears Prada, you might recognise some similarities between Wintour and Miranda Priestly, the feared editor in The Devil. This is mostly because author Lauren Weisberger, the author of the novel, was once an assistant of Wintour's.