Sep 30, 2009

I Heart Grace Coddington

So I finally got to see The September Issue last night- loved it!  It's a perfect compliment to one of my favorite trashy biographies.   If you are a Vogue fan, please read that book immediately!

Grace is the perfect foil to Anna's icy perfection.  And her eye for styling is beautiful.  The following are from one of my favorite shoots featured in the documentary from the Spetember 2008 issue of Vogue.

At one point Grace recounts advice she received while making the transitioning from modeling to styling.  She says to always keep your eyes open, to never sleep in the car, but instead to look at your surroundings because inspiration is everywhere.  Excellent advice, even to those of us who are stuck in a dry non-creative field.

Grace in her modeling days.


  1. Grace is completely awesome, I couldn't agree more. I went home from the movie and googled Grace for probably two hours ;-)

    Anna? Whatevs.

  2. So, do you think the character of Nigel in the Devil Wears Prada was based on Grace Coddington or Andre Leon Talley?

  3. Maggie- you def should read Front Row- the power struggle between the two ladies is v. interesting.

    I think Nigel is a combo of the two- some of the scenes where Grace is pursing her lips, but keeping her mouth tactfully shut to underling Conde Nast-ies seemed very Nigel to me.

  4. Ugh. Loved this movie.

    So glad someone else read Front Row!

  5. Ah I've been dying to see this for weeks!


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