Modeling Grace in 1974.
Through the well-known documentary, The September Issue, Grace Coddington has become a celebrity of sorts. Not that she ever wanted to be. Despite her adverse first reaction to the project, she quickly became the focus, sharing her highs and lows of styling editorials, working with photographers and defending her work for the issue. Lucky for us, she decided to tell the rest of her story…
I have been reading Vogue since the late 80’s and was in awe of how many memorable editorials were styled by Grace. Here are a few of my all-time favs:
|A group shot of THE supermodels embodying “Biker Chic”.
Shot by Peter Lindbergh, styled by Grace for US Vogue, 1991.
|Linda Evangelista (!!) in tartan plaids attempting to kick a bag piper aka “A Shot of Scotch”.
Shot by Arthur Elgort, styled by Grace for US Vogue, 1991.
Reading through, I was amazed at how clearly these images were imprinted in my mind. Bringing back so many memories, I began to realize the visual power that Vogue (and Grace) has had in shaping and inspiring my fashion career. Grace Coddington’s 40 years in fashion spans decades of trends, art, culture and style. Grab a copy and enjoy the stories of this incredibly talented and visual woman.