US Vogue’s creative director Grace Coddington has penned a new memoir, which she has promised readers will be a thrilling read.
Grace actually started out in the fashion industry as a model, before starting work as a stylist. The fiery redhead now acts as the creative director of US Vogue magazine, working closely with editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
71 year-old Grace has been working in the fashion industry for several decades, so it’s not a surprise that she has decided to pen a new autobiography telling her experiences of the surreal world.
In the autobiography ‘Grace: A Memoir’, the creative director doesn’t hold back with any juicy details or her strong opinions, instead showcasing her very matter-of-fact approach to viewing life.
Speaking of the memoir, Grace revealed: “I’ve had a really fun life, and I hope it’s interesting and amusing to read the story. You can’t really pick and choose what happens.”
Grace was born in a small town in Wales, but later moved to London in England, seeking excitement and new adventures. Mainly thanks to her quirky fashion forward style, Grace soon landed numerous modeling gigs, paving her way into the fashion industry. However, after being involved in serious car accident, which left Grace disfigured, she was forced to surrender her modeling career, instead working behind the camera.
Whilst, many would be resentful after losing their career in such a tragic way, Grace always remained positive and happy, as long as she was involved in the fashion industry in some way. Grace eventually moved from London to New York, where her work with Vogue soon commenced.
As well as reading about Grace’s roller-coaster life, avid fashion fans will be pleased to know that the memoir heavily mentions both Grace’s working and personal relationship with ice-queen Anna Wintour, as well as her friendships with stars such as Mick Jagger, George Harrison and Marc Jacobs.
Along with the text, the autobiography is full of fantastic photographs, spanning Grace’s fashion career, as well as several of her own hand-drawn illustrations, which add a unique personal touch.
Grace’s memoir promises many laughs, tears, gasps and name drops, and is a must-read for anyone interested in fashion, and the history of the fashion industry.