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THE first documentary series to go inside British *Vogue * will air on BBC Two in 2016 to celebrate our centenary year.
The two-part series, which will be produced by Lightbox, will go behind-the-scenes at Vogue, both in the office and on location; follow the editors as they attend the international fashion weeks; and explore the processes and people behind the decisions that go in to the making of each issue.
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"I am delighted to be working with Lightbox on a documentary to commemorate our centenary," said editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman."We have never previously agreed to allow the cameras into the magazine but 100 years seems a fitting time to demonstrate what a powerful and exciting force Vogue is."
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Lightbox, which was founded by award-winning documentary making cousin duo Simon and Jonathan Chinn - responsible for Man On Wire and Searching For Sugarman, was commissioned by Maxine Watson, the BBC's acting head of documentary commissioning, to produce the series.Richard Macer (in association with his company Platform Productions) takes on the role of director, while Katie Buchanan will serve as executive producer.
"This is a fantastic and unprecedented opportunity to get to the heart of the UK's fashion industry and look at its impact globally," said Simon Chinn."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."