She’s the un-sung hero of American Vogue who was happily flying under the radar until the 2009 documentary The September Issue propelled Creative Director Grace Coddington into the spotlight.
Although Grace has for much of her professional life worked hard to remain anonymous (she famously tried to avoid appearing in The September Issue) the book takes the reader on a journey of her personal and professional life and includes details on her early career as a model working with famous fashion photographers, the car crash that ended her modelling career and even speaks candidly about her ex-husbands, personal friendships and her partner of 30 years Didier Malige.
Grace gave fans a sneak-peak of her memoir during NY fashion week in September
Her witty one-liners, down to earth quips about the fashion industry and Vogue itself and her exquisite shoots have garnered the flame haired formal model a legion of fans and she arguably stole the show during the documentary style fim, eclipsing head honcho and Editor In Chief Anna Wintour and her memoirs echo the personality we all fell in love with on-screen.
It’s also littered with Grace’s own illustrations and drawings and has a chapter dedicated to her cats including her current companion Pumpkin who is giving fashionable feline Choupette Lagerfeld a run for her money.
The hardback’s cover features a picture of Grace in the 70’s and her own illustration
Grace is an insider’s history of the fashion industry but is also refreshingly honest and down to earth and dispels many myths about what goes on behind the scenes at a fashion magazine. Even if you don’t have an interest in fashion, we bet you’ll love this book.