Grace 3

A Memoir

by Grace Coddington

Hardback Publication Date: 03/12/2012

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The memoir of the creative genius at Vogue US and star of The September Issue- a dazzling and beguiling story of fifty years in fashion. For decades, Grace Coddington's personal touch has steered wildly imaginative fashion spreads in Vogue magazine. Then came The September Issue, the behind-the-scenes documentary that turned the spotlight on a woman with a no-nonsense attitude and an unerring visual instinct. Overnight, the flame-haired Grace became a heroine for fashion insiders and the general public alike. Witty and forthright, and illustrated throughout with vintage photographs and exclusive line-drawings, Grace- A Memoir shares the excitement and vision that go into producing so many unforgettable fashion images. Here are the designers, models, photographers, hairstylists, make-up artists and celebrities with whom Grace has created her 'stories in pictures' - whether it be Jerry Hall conquering the USSR or Tom Ford falling down a rabbit hole in Annie Leibovitz's version of Alice in Wonderland. Grace's own life has been as dream-like as one of her madcap fashion spreads. Brought up in windswept wartime Anglesey, she arrived i
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Grace Coddington

Grace's extraordinary talent and fierce dedication to her work as creative director of Vogue have made her an international icon.

Known through much of her career only to those who work behind the scenes, she might have remained fashion's best-kept secret were it not for The September Issue, the acclaimed 2009 documentary by R. J. Cutler that turned the publicity-averse Grace into a sudden celebrity.

The daughter of an hotelier in Wales, as a teenager Grace won a modeling competition and moved to London. She enjoyed a lucrative career as one of London's leading models on the 1960s scene. In 1968, following a car accident, she took a job as a junior fashion editor at British Vogue.

She quickly established herself as a master stylist and creative director for fashion photography, whether she was transforming studio portraiture into beguiling tableaux, reinterpreting fashion photography classics, or by introducing a sweeping narrative epic style story telling with clothing that is the hallmark of Grace Coddington's work.

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  • Gracious

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    Grace Coddington stole the show in the 2009 documentary 'The September Issue'.
    This is her beautiful biography, 'Grace' tells her story growing up, her first interests of the fashion world and of how she first started working at Vogue. With pictures of her life and her work, this is a truly inspiring women. Her vital role in vogue and fashion industry makes this a must-have for any fashion lover!

  • The Grace Issue

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    Three words: The September Issue. If you dont know who this woman is then I dont even want to talk to you! Think you know everything about fashion sorry, you lose! Grace is everything fashion!