The September Issue, released in theaters this past weekend, follows Anna Wintour and her Vogue flock through nine months worth of planning, shooting, and laying out for Vogue’s 2007 September issue — fashion’s annual bible. 2007′s issue marked the publication’s largest issue in history, a stark contrast from this year’s September issue, which now sits on newsstands looking as skinny as its creators. But what appeared on the surface to be a movie about the world of high fashion quickly developed into much more.
Miley Cyrus’ controversial Vanity Fair spread may have been in the name of art, but there was nothing artistic about cavorting around a stripper pole on an ice cream cart in shortie-shorts doing oversexed dance moves at Monday’s Teen Choice Awards. Miley’s fame and fan base will not be affected by Monday’s dance. But the shift into overdrive of Miley’s sexualization cannot go unnoticed. From VF all the way to the stripper pole, this girl is growing up fast. Or being grown up fast.