Vogue is known more for couture dresses and European catwalks, but in November 1988, Anna Wintour decided to put model Michaela Bercu in a pair of Guess Jeans and a Christian Lacroix sweater on the cover. This was the first time Vogue put the spotlight on contemporary street wear, and the beginning of a sartorial movement. There is a (surprisingly) a good article in the Daily Mail UK about how this cover photo came to be that you can read here.
On December 6th, HBO released a documentary that highlights the visual and historical contribution Vogue editors past and present (including Polly Allen Mellen, Grace Coddington, Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele, and Camilla Nickerson) have made not only to the magazine, but also to the world of fashion itself. The emergence of street style is profiled, along with all the other fashion that the editors have curated along the way. After months of shooting in the Vogue offices and on location, here is a first look at the documentary: