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Grace: A Memoir
Grace Coddington’s extraordinary life revealedin her own words, drawings and photographs.Exquisite!
Grace Coddington, the passionate and flame-haired doyenne offashion. It is said that she has the knack of being in the rightplace at the right time; that she can predict a trend; turn a pieceof clothing into a bestseller which flies off the racks; spot themost talented new photographers; and break out models whoepitomise the look of the moment. What is certainly true is thatclothes inspire Grace to tell stories; and she has told hundreds ofthem over the 50 years she has spent in the fashion industry withpictures realised in careful collaborations. And now, here, she tellsher own story. Beginning in wartime Anglesey,
Grace: A Memoir
follows her trajectory from London in the Swinging Sixties, toParis at the start of the ready-to-wear revolution, and on toAmerica in the late 1980s when the era of power-dressing and thesupermodel began. More than simply a memoir, this is a culturalhistory of the last half-century, populated by the beautiful people– the models, actors, designers and photographers who make upGrace’s world. Along the way Grace shares her forthright views oneverything from plastic surgery, cats, photography in the digitalera and the nature of beauty.
9781742755601 | $39.95 | Hardback | Knopf | Non-Fiction
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Born on the island of Anglesey, Wales,
interest in fashionbegan in her teens, when she wouldanxiously await the arrival of a current issueof
magazine, her only connection tothe fashion world. When she was 17, herphotograph was submitted to a
modelcompetition and thus her modelling career and life in fashion began. Atthe age of 26, Grace was in car accident that left her scarred. After herrecovery, she was interviewed by British
Editor, Beatrix Miller,and she was employed as a Junior Editor. After 19 years as Photo Editorwith British
, she moved to New York to work for Calvin Klein.In July 1988, she joined Anna Wintour at American
, where sheremains the magazine’s creative director, or ‘the jewel in the crown’ asAnna Wintour refers to her.