A chronicle of Grace Coddington's formative years at Vogue, now available as a jacketed paperback
Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue showcases some of the most memorable photographs published in British and American Vogue from 1972 to 2002, stories created by the iconic fashion editor Grace Coddington. Both monograph and memoir, the book shows how Coddington transformed static studio portraiture into modern vivid tableaux and turned location shoots into cinematic narratives.
Grace's commentary gives behind-the-scenes insight into many famous images and fashion personalities, from the iconic shoot of a bikinied Naomi Campbell in Irving Penn's studio to Steven Meisel's boundary-pushing grunge aesthetic in nineties Vogue. This volume features photography by Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Cecil Beaton, Guy Bourdin, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Annie Leibovitz, Steven Klein, Peter Lindbergh, among others.
First published in 2002 and reissued by Phaidon in 2015 to great success, this paperback, midi-sized edition includes forewords by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
After a successful modelling career, Grace Coddington became a fashion editor at British Vogue in 1968. In 1988 she joined American Vogue with Anna Wintour and soon after was named the magazine's creative director. In 2016 she became Vogue's creative director-at-large, allowing her to pursue independent projects including developing her own perfume, Grace by Grace Coddington, with Comme des Garçons.