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There are giants in the world of fashion, and then there is Grace Coddington. Grace: A Memoir chronicles a life in Vogue, offers readers a bird’s-eye view into an influential industry, and paints a stylish portrait of a creative genius at work and play.

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"'Don't expect me to be in it,' was what Coddington, Vogue's creative director, said when her boss Anna Wintour told her that R.J. Cutler was making a documentary about the fashion bible (2007's The September Issue). Coddington, ever shy and diligent, was not only in it, but became the film's heroine by standing for creative expression and old-fashioned practices rooted in her deep appreciation for the fundamentals of fashion (she's one of the few remaining fashion editors to dress her own models). This preciously illustrated and honest memoir is written in a delightful colloquial style that will appeal to fashion insiders and average readers. Coddington weaves a story with fairytale beginnings (she clipped modeling school coupons while poring over outdated issues of British Vogue.), some drama (A car accident almost took her life, led to five surgeries and ended her modeling career.), and humorous tidbits (a 'raccoon incident' during lunch with Wintour at the Four Seasons, or the time Coddington, who has never asked for a raise in her life, was mistaken for an assistant during an early visit to Conde Nast.) What's a woman who has worked with all the top photographers and models to do? Keep creating the exquisite fantasy worlds she's known for, of course. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Grace Coddington lives in New York City and Long Island.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812993356
Author:
Coddington, Grace
Publisher:
Random House
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / Fashion
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
PHOTOGRAPHS and ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.52 x 7.33 x 1.51 in 2.4 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'Don't expect me to be in it,' was what Coddington, Vogue's creative director, said when her boss Anna Wintour told her that R.J. Cutler was making a documentary about the fashion bible (2007's The September Issue). Coddington, ever shy and diligent, was not only in it, but became the film's heroine by standing for creative expression and old-fashioned practices rooted in her deep appreciation for the fundamentals of fashion (she's one of the few remaining fashion editors to dress her own models). This preciously illustrated and honest memoir is written in a delightful colloquial style that will appeal to fashion insiders and average readers. Coddington weaves a story with fairytale beginnings (she clipped modeling school coupons while poring over outdated issues of British Vogue.), some drama (A car accident almost took her life, led to five surgeries and ended her modeling career.), and humorous tidbits (a 'raccoon incident' during lunch with Wintour at the Four Seasons, or the time Coddington, who has never asked for a raise in her life, was mistaken for an assistant during an early visit to Conde Nast.) What's a woman who has worked with all the top photographers and models to do? Keep creating the exquisite fantasy worlds she's known for, of course. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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