If you’ve worked–or are looking to work–in the fashion industry, the women in the above photo should strike a bit of fear and awe into your hearts. That’s Babs Simpson, Grace Coddington, Tonne Goodman, Phyllis Posnick, Jade Hobson, Carlyne Cerf, Polly Mellen and Camilla Nickerson–past and current fashion editors of Vogue.
They’re the subject of a new HBO documentary airing December 6 called In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye based on the book of the same name. The book celebrates those indelible, influential images that Vogue‘s fashion editors have created over the years–and in the corresponding doc we actually get to hear from these formidable forces as well. In the teaser, Polly Mellen (whom, I must admit, I’ve heard many fashion horror stories about from past assistants) says she used to call herself “the spoiled brat of the fashion world.” But, she says, “you have to take a risk.” These women did take risks and they helped shape fashion along the way. Anna Wintour makes a cameo too, obvi.
Take a look.
Get more at Vogue.com.