Wednesday, January 30

true grace

I received the nicest gift the other day- a copy of "Grace" the memoir of Grace Coddington the current creative director of Vogue.Vogue has always been my favorite magazine and every month i wait for it to come. To me Grace Coddington is Vogue. She has such an amazing eye and devotion to detail. Her work is a treat month after month.
Coddington was born on April 20, 1941 to hotelier parents on the island of Anglesey Wales. Her interest in fashion began in her teens, when she would anxiously await the arrival of a current issue of Vogue magazine, which was at least three months outdated due to the fact that she needed to order it on "Rush-Copy". She lived many miles away from any designer shops, so it was her only connection to the fashion world. As a teen, she was pale-skinned and convent-educated and never went anywhere on her holidays, so she just looked at Vogue. Around the age of 17, there was a Vogue model competition, and someone submitted her pictures. She ended up winning the Young Model section. She then began her modeling career for Vogue.

At the age of 26, she was in car accident that left her disfigured (she lost her eyelid). She later had plastic surgery to have it reconstructed. Two years after the accident, at the age of 28, she was interviewed by British Vogue's Editor, Beatrix Miller and was employed as a Junior Editor. After nineteen years as Photo Editor with British Vogue,[she moved to New York to work for Calvin Klein.

In July 1988, she joined Editor-Anna Wintour at American Vogue, where she remains the magazine's creative director.

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