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.
Fashion's Night Out is upon us. Almost. The retail-fest is exactly one month away and, predictably, the fashion world has already begun milking the one-day event well in advance. To that end, Vogue.com and Polyvore announced their FNO Style Setter competition this morning, which will be judged by Blake Lively, Alexander Wang and Grace Coddington.
Here's how it works: Each week Vogue.com and Polyvore will announce a new theme--Fall Wardrobe Essentials, What to Wear on FNO, and Dress a Style Icon for Fashion Week--and invite users to create sets inspired by the theme of the week, on a special section of Polyvore. Contestants may use any of the thousands of articles of clothing on Polyvore, but the one catch is that they have to use at least one of the featured items (read: FNO merch) in their sets. Each day Vogue.com editors will choose a single set to be highlighted on their website, and at the end of the week celebrity judges Blake Lively, Alexander Wang or Grace Coddington will pick their two favorites to be entered in the finals. (So, be sure to include a printed mini dress, leather backpack and a cat in their respective week's sets for a guaranteed win.)
The six celebrity-picked finalists will, in turn, be voted on by Vogue.com readers in a final showdown.