Grace Coddington’s MEMOIR

A memoir

Fans bought between 400 and 500 books within 45 minutes when her autobiography was recently released. Fabulous modelling career for Vogue at the age of 17, a terrible car accident at the age of 26, a whole new career as British Vogue’s Junior Editor at the age of 28 and a legendary life as Creative Director to US Vogue from the age of 47 working side by side with Anna Wintour. Sounds ‘slightly’ interesting, doesn’t it?

Grace Coddington with her Memoir in hand

She became visible to the public  in 2009 with the release of  “The September Issue”, a fly-on-the-wall documentary about the making of the September 2007 issue of Vogue and quickly transformed from one of the most quietly influential people in the  industry into one of its highly popular celebrities.

Grace Coddington and Anna Wintour

Not long ago she was invited to take the stage and celebrate her highly anticipated fashion book’s release with a live talk in front of a large group of college students. When she was asked the question how has the role of a stylist changed since she has started, she explained that not only the size of the styling team increased from about 5 to 35 people involved in a photo shoot, but the recognition of fashion editors has also changed tremendously… First they were the people behind the scenes never really praised, but this has all changed when Anna Wintour decided that fashion editors need to be as much credited as fashion photographers, so this is how they got elevated and moved forward into the spotlight.

Grace Coddington promoting her book

If you would like to know more about Grace here is a brilliant chat with her in the Interview Magazine.

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