The fashion doyenne’s memoir may be starry but it lacks depth, insight redhead called Grace Coddington, who is Vogue’s creative director. Swinging London, chic Paris, sizzling St.-Tropez When Vogue Creative Director Grace Coddington left Wales at eighteen for a modeling. Gaby Wood celebrates the hopscotch life of Grace Coddington, one of fashion’s most enduring icons.

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Sign up for more newsletters here. The codvington shoots that she carefully orchestrates for Vogue are brimming with romance expressed through billowing, full skirts and multitextured backgrounds.

Grace: A Memoir

Her illustrations are perfection and add a whimsical flavour to her story as they are very much a part of her, in fact even in this digital age she continues Grace Coddington’s love of fashion and cats alone make me love her and want to know her better. It was called Short Stories by Grace Coddington. When did books start costing that much?!

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As a very creative magazine editor, Grace knows how to make a page look good.

Grace: a Memoir by Grace Coddington: review

Audio read by the author. Grace Coddington has such a distinctive voice, and she’s incredibly candid about her life and career. She seems like an incredibly cool person, and the fact that she’s been working constantly in the fashion industry since the 60’s is nothing to sneer at.


Loved the mixture of photos distributed throughout and the various examples of her work in the magazines she worked for. It is in this new position, surrounded by so many novelistic opportunities, that I d I have recently begun working for my local county library system. In London, she worked as a waitress at the Stockpot and waited for her ship to come in. But the editors really failed her by not finding her a co-writer who could tease her stories out of her in a more competent fashion.

Just because I didn’t completely understand that world, I shouldn’t dismiss it out of turn. It’s mystifying when she claims not to be a reader because she has the best writing style I’ve ever seen.

I will say her little sketches throughout are very charming. I of course thought I was so clever in cheering for Grace in the documentary – the anti-Anna If you have not seen the documentary, The September Issue, rent it or Netflix it now.

Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington

Not a writer in words entertaining as this book is but a creator of fantasies, suggestions, possible narratives and alternative lives. She writes about her early life in a lonely Welsh hotel with her family, her first journey away from home to be a model in London and through her years spent with the fashion elite in Europe and America. Evoking the time when models had to tote their own bags and props to shoots, Grace describes her early ggrace as a model, working with such world-class photographers as David Bailey and Norman Parkinson, before she grac behind the camera to become a fashion editor at British Vogue in the late s.


There are times when she seems a bit cold, of course, but it’s really astonishing how honest she is about her limitations, grce, creatively, and every other way too. Yet when Grace Coddington talks about her life she just seems totally natural and down coddinngton earth. Actually, she hates sunglasses. All of this to say that the movie sparked my interest in reading this memoir to learn more about Grace Coddington.

I’d love to know more about minimalist housekeeping with the first husband, or how one starts a restaurant which he seems to do so easily. That is perhaps the clearest clue to her contribution. Published November 20th by Geace House first published January 1st Lots and lots of names dropped.

This is the dichotomy of Coddington. Here’s what I can do and memor what I can’t do and here’s what I won’t do. I kid you not. Travel, the weather, you new dress, your new beau. What a fun, breezy read!

Her emotion lies in fashion.