Check Out these Gorgeous Never-Before-Seen Photos of Grace Coddington by Ex-Husband Willie Christie
Behold the beauty and grace (sorry, we had to) that is Grace Coddington (here in her 30s). Captured by her ex-husband and renowned photographer Willie Christie, this never-before-seen photo of Coddington is a testament to the Vogue editor's timeless (and unmistakable) allure.
Christie, who was married to Coddington from 1974-78, snapped this image long after Coddington's modeling career had ended and she was well underway as the creative force behind Vogue. Obviously, the woman can still clearly work it in front of the camera. "For me she was still photographic heaven," Christie told Vogue UK. "She was so brilliant as a model because she had an appreciation and understanding of art in all its forms; mimicry; gentleness and serenity. She understood everything that the clothes were trying to do."
The image, which Christie told the magazine had been "lying in drawers for the preceding 35-odd years" will be on view for the first time at The Ivy Club in London from September 16-19. And Grace isn't the only famous face in the collection:
Kudos to Grace Coddington! The beloved Vogue creative director just sold her memoir to Random House for a rumored $1.2 million, the Observer reports.
This means it's really happening and also further discredits a recent Page Six article that reported Anna Wintour was the one shopping around a memoir. It said Coddington had "pushed the project aside" once Jay Fielden, with whom she was originally writing the book, was appointed as editor-in-chief at Town & Country. Instead, the book will apparently be co-written by current Vogue writer Michael Roberts.
Vogue's creative director and fashion industry icon Grace Coddington is writing a book about her life, reports WWD. Former Men's Vogue editor-in-chief Jay Fielding, who has collaborated with Coddington in the past, is her writing partner.
Coddington's mainstream notoriety has skyrocketed since The September Issue, which means the project is sure to be a hit with fashion insiders and fashion admirers alike. The stylist says that the book will not only cover her life--including her years as a model and time spent at Calvin Klein and British Vogue--but also plenty of fashion history.
In the latest episode of Vogue.com's new cooking show, Elettra’s Goodness, host Elettra Wiedemann stops by Grace Coddington's apartment for a lesson in cooking up potatoes drenched in cream and cheese and meat cooked under a big slab of fat. Not only does Coddington love cats (her cat Bart makes an appearance) but she also eats like a normal person. We love.