In the second episode of Richard Macer’s BBC2 documentary about British Vogue, we got to see more crazy behind-the-scenes footage as Alexandra Shulman, the magazine’s editor, planned the centenary issue – which of course meant sorting out special editions, lots of star-studded events and some massively important shoots.
And the whole thing made for some fascinating – and awkward – viewing.
Here’s exactly what went down…
1. The programmed started with the film-maker’s interview with editor-in-chief of Vogue Anna Wintour.
ICYMI, in the last episode, we learnt how there was a tug-of-war between Alexandra and Anna on whether US or British Vogue would feature Rihanna on their cover first, and it was all a bit awkward.
Oh are they still on about this cover... #absolutelyfashion— living life (@livingmyposlife) September 15, 2016
But in the end, the interview went quite smoothly, and everyone just loved seeing Anna there in her shades.
— The Clothes Show (@TheClothesShow) September 15, 2016
2. Fashion features editor, Sarah Harris, revealed just how many pairs of jeans she owns. Total #goals
82 PAIRS OF JEANS #absolutelyfashion— ash 💕 (@MrP0nyTail) September 15, 2016
Pretty sure I'm not the only one who wants to know which charity shop Sarah Harris takes her clothes to. #absolutelyfashion— Julia Silk (@juliasreading) September 15, 2016
How can you have 82 pairs or jeans, I have about 10 and wear 1 so had a breakdown when I ripped them last week #absolutelyfashion— Gabriella Graham (@Gabriella_la_la) September 15, 2016
Who on earth needs 82 pairs of jeans!! #AbsolutelyFashion— Sarah B (@SarahB59) September 15, 2016
3. There was a brilliant (and random) moment involving Cher…
— Debbie Ryan (@DebbieRyanRadio) September 15, 2016
The narrator of #absolutelyfashion talking about Cher's denim in the 90s is one of my favourite TV moments this year— Annabelle Collins (@annierose_20) September 15, 2016
4. Then there was the interviewer asking Georgia May Jagger some awkward questions.
Face drops in a nanosecond.
Shared connection with the Stones.
Wonderful.September 15, 2016
5. Yep, Ab Fab featured and Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders stole the show.
Eddie and Patsy FOREVER . Forever forever forever. Perfect ad-libbing to the camera #absolutelyfashion— Susannah Otter (@SusannahOtter) September 15, 2016
Saunders & Lumley are the saving grace of this episode for me #absolutelyfashion— Alys Key (@alys_key) September 15, 2016
6. It was especially fascinating hearing fashion director Lucinda Chambers talk about her work.
I think I would love to go and get drunk on champagne with Lucinda Chambers! What an interesting woman! #absolutelyfashion— Luigina Ciolfi (@luiciolfi) September 15, 2016
Lucinda Chambers. Babe 👌🏻 Absolute babe. #absolutelyfashion— Emily Louise Ashworth (@emily_llou) September 15, 2016
"I can googlise with the best of them!" 😂 I love Lucinda! #absolutelyfashion— Ruth Tedstone-Woods (@MissRudiBlue) September 15, 2016
Lucinda is the best thing about British Vogue #absolutelyfashion— Georgia Threadgold (@g_threadgold) September 15, 2016
Lucinda Chambers - bringing #AbsolutelyFashion to life, breathing in some personality and charm ❤️— Adam (@adammallaby) September 15, 2016
Gosh I love Lucinda, can we have a programme just about her please. She's so lovely. #absolutelyfashion— Sez (@Flamingroovy) September 15, 2016
Lucinda Chambers is the star of this programme #absolutelyfashion— Sarah Whitham (@sazzleJ19) September 15, 2016
Lucinda's wonderful passion for her work demands respect, clearly aware of the wonderful inanity of it all too #absolutelyfashion— Rajnish Razdan (@RajnishRazdan) September 15, 2016
7. Seeing the Duchess of Cambridge on the cover of the magazine, and how Alexandra pulled off keeping it a secret, was great.
Totally understand Alexandra Shulman protecting her cover - of course she wouldn't want a coup like that leaked #absolutelyfashion— Sarah Fitzmaurice (@sarahfitzm) September 15, 2016
"Did you feel awkward about lying?"... "no." Never thought I'd say this, but go Alexandra #absolutelyfashion— Hannah Baker (@HanBaker) September 15, 2016
All in all, it was quite the insight into the world of Vogue…especially when Alexandra came out with quotes like this.