It isn't often that I get super excited for a book launch, but I am currently anxiously awaiting the book Grace: A Memoir due out November 20th! Rachel Zoe might be the most famous celebrity stylist, but Grace Coddington by far is the most credible and iconic stylist; who is also Creative Director of American Vogue magazine. While Anna Wintour is synonymous with Vogue, most people weren't too familiar with the amazing Grace until The September Issue, a documentary debuted in 2009.
|My newer favs: The Wizard of Oz spread styled by Grace for December 2005 issue|
Fans of Ms. Coddington are quite obsessive (myself included) with her work because she is an amazing visual narrator! She not only creates lavish fantasia-like images, but with a practical purpose; to showcase the season's most important runway looks. Left brain, right brain... they seem equally genius in her case!
|young grace, the model|
At age 71, Ms. Coddington has achieved much success and has a fascinating personal life as well. One including a successful modeling career in the swinging 60's in London and Paris until a car accident disfigured her eyes. Why the obsession with Grace? I guess aside from her admirable talent, I find her to be humble and genuinely NICE- a rare trait in fashion at her stature.