Behold the beauty and grace (sorry, we had to) that is
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.
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.
It was difficult not to be a bit starstruck having opportunity to chat candidly to Grace Coddington, who told us that even she gets stuck for inspiration sometimes (hard to believe!).
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.