Grace Coddington, Creative Director of Vogue. Photo by Larry Busacca/GettyImages North America.
The September issue of Vogue, with some great styling by Grace Coddington, the Creative Director, has me excited to think that by this time next year there may be a Grace Coddington memoir to enjoy alongside the 2012 September issue. Grace sold the rights to her upcoming memoir to Random House (for $1.2 million) and will co-write it with Michael Roberts, a Vogue writer. It will cover her modeling days in 1960s London, the car accident that changed her career path, her early days as a stylist and editor at British Vogue, and later, American Vogue. Grace, who was so charming and wonderful to learn about in the documentary The September Issue, turned 70 in April of this year.
I hope there will be lots of pictures of her modeling days. This editorial she styled for the September issue, “My Generation,” makes me think a picture of Grace from the 60s would fit right in next to Natalia’s.
Natalia Vodianova in a Burberry Prorsum coat. Photo by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
Here are a few shots from my favorite September issue ever, 2006, with Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette, which Grace styled, on location at Versailles.
The September 2006 issue of Vogue, featuring Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette in a pink silk dress designed by Milena Canonero and produced by GP11 Rome. Ms. Canonero won an Acacemy Award for costume design for Marie Antoinette. Photo by Annie Leibovitz.
Kirsten in a corseted pink and dove taffeta and chiffon ball gown by Alexander McQueen. Photo by Annie Leibovitz.
Photo by Annie Leibovitz.
I hope once her book comes out Grace will do a reading and signing in Manhattan. I would happily wait in line to meet her!