We all know that Grace Coddington is the ultimate fashion cat lady (though the industry as a whole has got a thing for cats). Not only does she have two cats –a Calico named Pumpkin, and a Blue Persian named Bart–but she also penned the masterwork Catwalk Cats. And, of course you all remember the Vogue spread Coddington styled featuring Karen Elson dressed up as Grace, posing with a litter of kitties.
So we were taken aback when Coddington admitted that she might bring a dog into the mix. We caught Vogue‘s inimitable creative director at last night’s Leadership Awards Gala, in which the city’s marketing and tourism organization, NYC & Company, honored Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Wintour, and Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren as leaders of the fashion industry in NYC. With the holiday season in full swing, we asked Coddington what was on her wish list this season. “Another cat,” she told us, predictably, then added, “or maybe a dog!” Why not both, Grace?