Grace Coddington A Memoir

We always enjoy reading a good book and when we find one that we can’t keep our hand off, sharing and recommending it to others is a must. Grace Coddington’s memoir is certainly one of those books that I keep coming back too. I first read it last summer and it made me laugh and it made me cry. In case you don’t know Grace is a fashion director of Vogue US and a truly inspiring lady that had a very interesting life. Here is a bit more about her…

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She was born in 1941 in Wales as Pamela Rosalind Grace Coddington. Her family run a hotel on the island, and that is where she spent her childhood daydreaming on the beach enjoying the sound of the ocean. Later on her dreams will lead her to London where she will make her first steps in modeling. She entered the British Vogue modeling contest and won the Young Idea category. That is the beginning of her long-lasting love affair with Vogue. In the early 60′s a serious car accident that she was involved in made her go through five reconstructive surgeries. A fighter that she is, she came back to modelling and continued her successful career for a few more years. That is until she became a junior fashion editor for British Vogue in 1968. There she progressed to senior fashion editor and fashion director. In the late 1986 she decided to resign. She left British Vogue to become the design director for Calvin Klein and, as she later said, that experience helped her understand America. She also moved to the Big Apple and started working for Vogue US the same year as another Brit lady you may have heard about, Anna Wintour. The duo has been working together ever since, creating magic and keeping Vogue at its prestigious throne. Iconic images that Grace creates made her a living legend and a person worth admiring. And not to mention her down-to-Earth attitude and humble approach that make her stand out even more.


So, whether you like fashion or not, this book is worth your time. It will take you through time and tell you the story of a creative genius that Grace is. And it’s all written with such a sincere approach that will warm up your heart. So open the first page and discover more about this amazing lady. We guarantee you, even if you didn’t know who she is before, after this book you will have at least a little crush.

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