Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Woman of Style: Grace Coddington

I rewatched The September Issue last night and am continually struck by the scene-stealing Grace Coddington. As Creative Director of Vogue U.S., her vision and classic sense of glamour are reflected in the brilliant editorials she oversees. If you've ever gasped, smiled or been swept up by a brilliant spread of photos in Vogue over the last two decades, it's likely Grace's handiwork. She's feisty, smart and stubborn - love her. Not to mention that hair!

"I think I got left behind somewhere, because I'm still a romantic."

Of course there will always be a place for sleek sophistication, but give me whimsy and charm any day. Of Grace's work, Anna Wintour says it best: "Grace is a genius. There's no one [else] that can visualize a picture or understand the direction of fashion or produce a great shoot - she's just remarkable."

"In my early years as a fashion editor....Norman Parkinson taught me to always keep your eyes open...keep watching, because whatever you see out the window or wherever, it can inspire you."

More Grace Coddington:
Excellent piece in the Economist's More Intelligent Life
If you haven't seen the movie, watch it right now (currently on Netflix)!

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