#1668 The photo we all wished had made it into Vogue’s September Issue is alive and well and living on the internet

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It was a sad day for Grace Coddington, five supermodels, one small dog and the collective audience of RJ Cutler’s The September Issue when Anna Wintour chose to nix this photo from the pages of Vogue. Luckily for the aforementioned and now the world, it has finally appeared online thanks to Coco Rocha (pictured above, second from the right). If somebody had been clever, they could have made a small fortune hawking prints in cinema lobbies to punters grieving the cruel machinations of fashion. Shot by Steven Meisel, styled by Grace Coddington and also featuring Sasha Pivovarova, Natalia Vodianova and Agyness Deyn, it is filed on Rocha’s Tumblr under the tag ‘Outtakes’. And that’s evidence of one of life’s little certainties: Grace Coddington’s efforts that don’t make it past the cutting room floor will still look better than the best of ours.


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  1. The Boy From Newcastle says

    You can say whatever you want about this photo, but when you look at the series of the editorial it didn’t seem to fit. I remember Grace saying in the film that it was inspired by the photography of whom I have completely forgotten the name of (something ‘B’?), and this photo really didn’t work with the rest which were mostly shot in a bar. I don’t have this September issue, so I didn’t see the rest of the photos too.

    I guess what I’m trying to say, would an artist submit something red when his series is all black?


  2. nico says

    yeah, it was a shame it got cut, but la wintour knows what she wants. its gorgeous and i am pretty speechless at the amount of work and detail that went along with this. coddington, you are amaaazazinngggg!

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