Grace Coddington is Writing an Autobiography


For anyone who couldn't get enough of Grace Coddington and her storylike reminscing in last year's fashion doc The September Issue, there's reason to rejoice. The flame-haired creative director of Vogue known for her gorgeously-styled, narrative-like fashion editorial spreads—and the film's fiesty and unwitting protagonist—is readying a proposal for her memoirs.

According to WWD, the autobiography will comprise Coddington's early life, from her upbringing in Wales, to her modeling days in London, as well as the pivotal car accident that altered her career and shifted her path towards styling and editing. After working at British Vogue, Coddington later landed at its American counterpart, where she's maintained the role of creative director for over twenty years.

Coddington is writing the book with former Men's Vogue editor-in-chief Jay Fielden, with whom she's worked in the past; together the two collaborated on Coddington's 2002 coffee table tome, Grace: 30 Years of Fashion at Vogue.

No publication date has been announced, as the book needs to be picked up by a publisher first, but given Coddington's overwhelming popularity, we don't see that being an issue.

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