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Lightbox to produce doc series on Vogue for BBC2

Lightbox to produce doc series on Vogue for BBC2
Staff Reporter
21 August 2015

BBC2 has greenlit an observational documentary series on fashion bible British Vogue, as it prepares to celebrate its centenary.  

The 2x60’ series is being produced by Lightbox, the production company founded by Simon Chinn, who won Oscars for Man on Wire and Searching for Sugar Man and his 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 and Drive are managing pre-sales and co-production for the series.

The documentary will explore Vogue’s role and influence in the UK; 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 fashion shows around the world, to location shoots and behind the scenes with the photographers, models, editors and well-known faces featured in the magazine, the series will reveal 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 21stcentury, 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.”

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