Vogue to feature in new BBC documentary

BBC Two has greenlit an observational documentary series on fashion title British Vogue, as it prepares to celebrate its centenary.

With unprecedented access to this world famous institution and those who work within it, the series will provide an inside track on the fashion industry from its unique vantage point, say the publishers.

The 2x60’ series is being produced by Lightbox, the production company founded by multi-award winning documentary-maker Simon Chinn (who won Academy Awards for Man on Wire and Searching for Sugar Man) and his Emmy-Award winning cousin Jonathan Chinn. It will be directed by Richard Macer (in association with his company Platform Productions), executive produced by Katie Buchanan and has been commissioned by Maxine Watson, BBC (acting) head of documentary commissioning. It is scheduled to air in 2016.

The documentary will explore Vogue’s role and influence; how it can make careers and labels by spotting and showcasing new talent; and how its seal of approval can guarantee continuing success for brands and supermodels.

Filming from some the most important fashion shows around the world, to glamorous location shoots and behind the scenes with the photographers, models, editors and well-known faces featured in the magazine, the series will show how each issue is put together every month, culminating in its centenary issue in 2016.

As well as exploring the processes and the people behind the decisions, the series will also ask what the role of fashion is in the 21st century, why it remains important, and how the fashion industry works.

Maxine Watson said: “We are delighted to have this opportunity to throw open the doors of the unique world of high fashion.”

Simon Chinn, Co-Founder of Lightbox said: “This is a fantastic and unprecedented opportunity to get to the heart of the UK’s fashion industry and look at its impact globally. There will be big characters, compelling storylines and plenty of glamour, but we also want to explore some important questions about the role fashion plays today in Britain and the world beyond.”