GRACE: A Memoir
by Grace Coddington
Beautiful. Willful. Charming. Blunt.
Grace Coddington’s extraordinary talent and fierce dedication to
her work as creative director of Vogue have made her
an international icon, are narrated in her memories.
With the witty, forthright voice that has endeared her
to her colleagues and peers for more than forty years,
Grace now creatively directs the reader through the storied narrative of her
life so far. Grace describes her early career as a model, working with such
world-class photographers as David Bailey and Norman Parkinson,
before she stepped behind the camera to become a fashion editor at British Vogue
in the late 1960s. Here she began creating the fantasy “travelogues” that would
become her trademark. In 1988 she joined American Vogue,
where her breathtakingly romantic and imaginative fashion features,
have become instant classics.
Delightfully underscored by Grace’s pen-and-ink illustrations,
Grace will introduce readers to the colorful designers, hairstylists,
makeup artists, photographers, models, and celebrities
with whom she has created her signature images.
Grace reveals her private world with equal candor.
Finally, Grace describes her abiding relationship with Anna Wintour,
and the evolving mastery by which she has come to define the height of fashion.
“If Wintour is the Pope… Coddington is Michelangelo,
trying to paint a fresh version of the Sistine Chapel
twelve times a year.” Time
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