The woman Anna Wintour once described as "one of the great unsung heroines of our business" is about to get some more, um, "song." Vogue's longtime creative director and legendary stylist, Grace Coddington, plans to release two books over the next couple of years.
The first is a reprint of her 2002 monograph, "Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue," which features photographs spanning 30 years at Vogue UK and American Vogue, as well anecdotes about working with everyone from Irving Penn to Naomi Campbell to Manolo Blahnik, according to Phaidon's fall 2015 catalog. It's set to be released on Sept. 14.
The second is a new book covering all of her work since 2002, which will released in the fall of 2016, according to a publicist at Phaidon.
Given the release of these books, and her memoir in 2012 (which could be adapted for film one day), one can't help but wonder if Coddington might be nearing retirement. At age 74, and given all that she's already accomplished, it wouldn't be out of the question, though a rep for Vogue says she has no plans to retire.
This post was updated to include Vogue's response about Coddington retiring.