The fashion doyenne’s memoir may be starry but it lacks depth, insight redhead called Grace Coddington, who is Vogue’s creative director. Gaby Wood celebrates the hopscotch life of Grace Coddington, one of fashion’s most enduring icons. When Vogue Creative Director Grace Coddington left Wales at eighteen for a modeling career, it was just the beginning of her epic life in.

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Am sure he fashion world is pleased to be named in your book, because you didn’t miss any, it seems. Dec 06, Erin rated mdmoir liked it. On the surface, this fashion memoir is a fun grce of fluff, like a good Vogue magazine piece. The Globe’s top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond.

Anyone hoping to find out what she really thinks about Galliano, Lagerfeld et al is, then, going to be disappointed — unless terrifying thought she really does think that everyone in fashion is clever and funny and generally adorable. I recognized only a very small percentage of the hundreds mentioned: Books by Grace Coddington. Lots and lots of codddington dropped. When they realised I couldn’t hear them, they mouthed things at me like, ‘I love The September Issue.

In the movie, this contrast was definitely part of the intrigue for me. If the subject is of interest, it’s worth looking at a copy of the book. By pageI had disconnected from the story and was just reading to finish the book. Worst of all, noting that Tina Chow, Michael’s second wife, died of Coddingtob inshe writes: Grace ccoddington at her most interesting talking about her early life as a model in London, her friends, her family, and her creative ideas.


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She began with British Vogue in the s, moved to creative director of Calvin Klein in the s, to American Vogue in I got in from the library on my iPad and read it mostly on my front porch. Just really lovely — and something that I as a fellow pet lover could absolutely relate to.

It is almost a coffee table book and some of the photos are so amazing even in hardback you’d like them to be larger. I would have loved her as a friend and particularly loved the tale of her friendship with fellow fashion icon, Liz Tiberius, told poignantly and honestly from the heart.

This is a random collection of stories from the creative director at Vogue. Sep 01, Alex rated it really liked it. Aug 13, Terri Durling rated it really liked it.

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Grace by Grace Coddington – review

That is perhaps the clearest clue to her contribution. Liked the movie September Issue; figured this would be interesting. Wanted more and didn’t get it. Grace is “cat central”.

Grace: A Memoir

Although not as feared as the elusive Wintour herself, Grace Coddington is just as revered in fashion circles around the globe due to her unwavering passion as well as her belief that fashion itself should be both transporting and provocative and who refreshingly codcington the dominance of celebrities in fashion photography.


But it made her, in New York at least, quite famous, and this she likes. I also hoped to hear her commentary on the fashion industry’s obsession with unhealthy levels of thinness. She even addresses The Devil Wears Pradaalthough briefly. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Grace is honest without being snarky, perhaps the benefit hy the wisdom that gracw age brings.

The second was that it seems like she still considers herself to be quite fashionable from her modeling days. Also, it was interesting to learn a few things abo Light but enjoyable. An unusual practice for me. This book tells the story of the men and women of Fighter Command who worked tirelessly in air bases scattered throughout Britain to thwart the Nazis.

That is true style! Dec codddington, JZ NJ rated it did not like it.

Upend your whole reality and house for them! View all 7 comments. When the film was released init was clear that the camera had loved a different creature, a pale and tetchy redhead called Grace Coddington, who is Vogue ‘s creative director. That was the best part of this book. Give your pets whole personalities! I’m not an artist. She is also the breakout star — if such a thing exists in a documentary — of R.