Late last week, the Fashionista office let out a collective cry of happiness when we saw that Grace Coddington, Vogue’s quirky, outspoken creative director, had finally joined Instagram. The move came a few months after a few of her older, less digital-savvy colleagues joined the network, including Hamish Bowles and former Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley.
Coddington’s first post was intended, naturally, to promote her Paddle8 auction called “No Clothes.” She pulled together a number of her favorite nude photographs and artworks to be sold at auction, with proceeds going to charity. In keeping with the auction’s theme, Coddington posted a doodle of herself — completely naked. Relatively tame, if you ask us.
But, as has happened to Rihanna and Anja Rubik in the past (for nipple exposure), Coddington’s Instagram account was promptly shut down. (A rep for Instagram did not immediately to our request for comment.) When her account was restored on Monday, she made a clever comeback, posting another doodle, this time of her cats Bart and Pumpkin.
In the new post, Bart has a black bar covering his unmentionables and while he’s reading through his Instagram feed, he jokes: “Good grief Pumpkin, Mother drew a nude selfie for her very first Instagram. no wonder they shut her down......she is much fatter than that" (sic).
Zing! And once again, Grace Coddington, for the win.
Frontpage: Creative director Grace Coddington attends the Proenza Schouler fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on February 12, 2014 in New York City. Photo: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images