Known through much of her career only to those behind the scenes, she might have remained fashion’s best-kept secret were it not for The September Issue, the acclaimed 2009 documentary that turned publicity averse Grace into a celebrity. Grace’s palpable engagement with her work brought a rare insight into the passion that produces many of the magazine’s most memorable shoots.
In her memoires Grace creatively directs the reader through her life so far. Grace describes her early career as a model, working with all the world-class photographers, before she stepped behind the camera to become a fashion editor at British Vogue in the late 1960s. In 1988 she joined American Vogue. A beautiful sampling of which appear in this book, have become instant classics.
Also Grace introduces readers to the colourful designers, hairstylists, makeup artists, photographers, models, and celebrities with whom she has created her signature images. Grace reveals a lot about her private world—the car accident that almost derailed her modelling career, her two marriages, the death of her sister, her friendship with Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief, and her thirty-year romance with Didier Malige. And last but not least she describes her abiding relationship with Anna Wintour.
Grace Coddington is a former model and the creative director of American Vogue magazine living in New York.
Grace, A Memoir is available thru www.abc.nl