The Devil Wears Prada” gave rise to speculation about how the real-life equivalent of the demanding, intimidating and successful Miranda Priestly compared.

I’m talking about Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue.

Only those working inside the fashion powerhouse would actually know the truth ‑ until now.

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The September Issue,” now in theaters, is a documentary that goes inside the process of making Vogue’s September 2007 issue – the biggest issue to date. It follows Anna Wintour and many of her employees around the office, into fashion shows and at photo shoots all the way through until the final decisions about the layout of the issue are made.

The $6 I paid to see the movie was well worth it to get to see the inner workings of the magazine often referred to as the fashion bible. You get to see into the fashion closet, around the office, into Anna Wintour’s office (more beautifully decorated than most people’s houses, but what else would you expect?), and even into Wintour’s Manhattan apartment.

The few times Wintour goes one-on-one with the camera, she’s a woman of very few words, as if reluctant to divulge too much information to the outside world about Vogue or even her own life. Wintour came from a family where her father was distant and stoic, and it becomes clear where she might have picked it up. She is incredibly decisive and knows exactly what she wants.

By the end of the movie, she creates one of the most influential publications, which weighs nearly four pounds and has over 800 pages. If you love fashion or magazines (or both), I would recommend this movie. Plus, who doesn’t like to look at beautiful shoes and clothing for an hour and a half?

-Brecken Branstrator