In celebration of its 60th anniversary, Vogue Australia has produced an exclusive new one-hour documentary special, Vogue Australia: Sixty Years Through The Lens, which examines the evolution of Vogue in Australia.
ogue Australia: Sixty Years Through The Lens explores where Vogue Australia came from, where it has been and where it is headed, along with the role the brand has played and continues to play in the lives of Australians today.
Vogue Australia editor-in-chief Edwina McCann said: “This year marks a significant milestone in the history of Vogue Australia and for our December 60th anniversary issue, we are delivering a rich program of events. This includes a very special documentary telling Vogue’s Australian story, where we’ve come from and our focus on the future, while celebrating our real diamond, our December cover star Nicole Kidman.”
The revealing documentary chronicles the making of the 60th anniversary issue over a six-month period, woven through a rich narrative and comprising of interviews with designers and other talent, archive material and behind-the-scenes footage.
Contributors to the documentary include: Anna Wintour, Margot Robbie, Elle Macpherson, Nicole Kidman, Adut Akech, Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Nancy Pilcher, Jenny Kee, Linda Jackson and Collette Dinnigan; while David Leser, the son of Vogue Australia founder Bernie Leser, shares a series of insights into the magazine’s history. Condé Nast International President Wolfgang Blau and actor and activist Emma Watson also discuss Vogue Australia’s commitment to supporting sustainable fashion and thought leadership in this area.
The documentary brings the 60th anniversary issue to life through footage filmed over several months, capturing the Bangarra Dance Theatre on a Sydney beach at dusk, a 1950s-inspired dance shoot with Adut Akech and Alton Mason and a trek through a New South Wales rainforest with supermodel Gemma Ward and her family. The special also follows Vogue Australia editor-in-chief Edwina McCann and fashion director Christine Centenera in Paris, as they choose the Cartier diamonds and couture pieces worn by Nicole Kidman for the December issue shoot.
In celebration of Vogue Australia’s 60th diamond anniversary, the documentary also explores the relationship between Vogue Australia and Cartier, the first international luxury jeweller with a strong presence in Australia. Through interviews, archival footage and exclusive access to the Cartier workshop in Paris, the special showcases Cartier’s signature savoir-faire and unparalleled design of the exceptional diamonds featured on the December cover.
Vogue Australia: Sixty Years Through The Lens is produced by Alaud Productions for Vogue Australia and premieres exclusively on Foxtel Wednesday, November 27 at 8.30pm AEDT on Fox Showcase