Celebrating Vogue’s Grace Coddington

When one thinks of Vogue magazine a few things probably pop into mind; high fashion, supermodels, and celebrities.  My own magazine obsessed brain goes right to the association of the publication to it’s the legendary editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour.  Though Wintour may technically be top dog, there is a new star rising within the Vogue family and her name is Grace Coddington.

Grace Coddington, Creative Director – Vogue US
Photographed by Danielle Levitt

The creative director at Vogue, Grace Coddington was introduced to much of the world with the 2009 documentary film release of The September Issue.  The movie followed the magazine staff in a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the September issue of Vogue.  In many ways she was the star of the movie, outshining Wintour with both personality and passion for her work.

Grace Coddington (left) and Anna Wintour (right) in ‘The September Issue’

Coinciding with Vogue’s 120th anniversary, Coddington has written a memoir simply titled, Grace: A Memoir. Along with her rise from fashion model to Vogue’s creative director, her story also includes real life struggles and obstacles.  Coddington was recently interviewed by NPR’s Terry Gross in regard to her memoir’s release. The radio interview is a great preview of the book and I encourage you to take a listen and then join me in reading the memoir of this remarkably talented woman.


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Alicia Nieto

i love to play dress up, i’m a photographer and blogger, i live in a magazine, and i love my cat.

One thought on “Celebrating Vogue’s Grace Coddington”

  1. I really liked her in The September Issue, and watching it made me sort of wish she were running the show instead. I know Anna Wintour is such a household name, but seeing someone who actually seems passionate about their work (whatever the work may be) makes me happy. I know being aloof is sort of Wintour's thing, but it ended up making me feel like she doesn't even really like what she does anymore. Nice post!

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