Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Grace
Grace: A Memoir | Grace Coddington
14 posts | 12 read | 1 reading | 6 to read
Beautiful. Willful. Charming. Blunt. Grace Coddingtons extraordinary talent and fierce dedication to her work as creative director of Vogue have made her an international icon. Known through much of her career only to those behind the scenes, she might have remained fashions best-kept secret were it not for The September Issue, the acclaimed 2009 documentary that turned publicity-averse Grace into a sudden, reluctant celebrity. Graces palpable engagement with her work brought a rare insight into the passion that produces many of the magazines most memorable shoots. With the witty, forthright voice that has endeared her to her colleagues and peers for more than forty years, Grace now creatively directs the reader through the storied narrative of her life so far. Evoking the time when models had to tote their own bags and props to shoots, Grace describes her early career as a model, working with such world-class photographers as David Bailey and Norman Parkinson, before she stepped behind the camera to become a fashion editor at British Vogue in the late 1960s. Here she began creating the fantasy travelogues that would become her trademark. In 1988 she joined American Vogue, where her breathtakingly romantic and imaginative fashion features, a sampling of which appear in this book, have become instant classics. Delightfully underscored by Graces pen-and-ink illustrations, Grace will introduce readers to the colorful designers, hairstylists, makeup artists, photographers, models, and celebrities with whom Grace has created her signature images. Grace reveals her private world with equal candorthe car accident that almost derailed her modeling career, her two marriages, the untimely death of her sister, Rosemary, her friendship with Harpers Bazaar editor-in-chief Liz Tilberis, and her thirty-year romance with Didier Malige. Finally, Grace describes her abiding relationship with Anna Wintour, and the evolving mastery by which she has come to define the height of fashion. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FINANCIAL TIMES If Wintour is the Pope . . . Coddington is Michelangelo, trying to paint a fresh version of the Sistine Chapel twelve times a year.Time From the Hardcover edition.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
review
NotoriousMBG
Grace: A Memoir | Grace Coddington
post image
Pickpick

Memoir of Grace Coddington, former creative director at large for Vogue Magazine. I picked this book up in 2012 when it was first published, after having seen the documentary film “The September Issue” in 2009. Grace has had a fascinating life, and this book was enjoyable, if a bit meandering at times. I enjoyed it 😊

blurb
MEGR
Grace: A Memoir | Grace Coddington
post image

It has been on my shelf for YEARS...today I took it off and started 📖🧡

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 🧡🧡 3y
17 likes1 stack add1 comment
quote
EadieB
Grace: A Memoir | Grace Coddington
post image
TheSpineView Wow! That is a very powerful poem! 3y
EadieB @TheSpineView I know! I thought so too! 3y
44 likes2 comments
review
LittleWonder
Grace: A Memoir | Grace Coddington
post image
Pickpick

The memoir of Grace Coddington is nothing short of epic. If you love fashion - then you know probably Grace and her work. I listened to the audiobook read by the author and was enthralled- the jet setting lifestyle, haute couture, supermodels, Paris fashion week, etc.etc.! A perfect escapist listen. 💃🏻

review
sarahgreatlove
Grace: A Memoir | Grace Coddington
Bailedbailed

Not the right time to finish this one off. Returned to the library but hope to pick it back up another time.

blurb
emilyhaldi
Grace: A Memoir | Grace Coddington
post image

A little #orangeandblack to get in the mood 🎃
#hallowreads

DivineDiana Grace! ❤️ 5y
Ms_T I adore that bookend 🖤 5y
Reviewsbylola 🎃🖤🎃🖤 5y
116 likes3 comments
blurb
sisilia
Grace: A Memoir | Grace Coddington
post image

@Robothugs tagged me for orange, and @JacintaMCarter green, so here they are 😊

#bookcolortag

emilyhaldi ❤️ 5y
Robothugs Pretty! ☺️ 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!!! 5y
See All 6 Comments
8leagueboot Ahhh, I love that you have the Grace Coddington memoir. Oh, how I love her. ❤ 5y
sisilia @8leagueboot I love Grace. She's wonderful 💖 5y
SilversReviews Love the colors. 5y
93 likes6 comments
blurb
emilyhaldi
Grace: A Memoir | Grace Coddington
post image

A must-read memoir for anyone interested in the fashion industry. Grace Coddinton's fast rise and success as creative director of Vogue magazine is a captivating story. #ORANGEYOUGLAD

BekahB I love the documentary, The September Issue. Ever since watching it, I've wanted to read this book. Listening to her was my favorite part of the doc. 😀 6y
NCNY I saw her once at Hatsuhana. She was very gracious to a group of women who wanted to take a pic of her. Seems like a very nice lady. 6y
LeeRHarry This is on my kitchen table of all places at the moment - I thought she was fabulous in The September Issue! 6y
Reviewsbylola Never heard of her but sounds good! 6y
67 likes3 stack adds4 comments
blurb
emilyhaldi
Grace: A Memoir | Grace Coddington
post image

Having trouble leaving the couch on this gray, lazy Saturday. What to read next??

Yournewfriendsams Your set-up is perfection! 😍 6y
BooksForEmpathy So beautiful AND cozy!!!! I'm obsessed. 6y
whatsjennareading Beautiful! 6y
See All 12 Comments
Zelma Very pretty photo! 6y
Lmstraubie I love how you color coded your books! 6y
OriginalCyn620 Oh, I love everything about that photo! 6y
mom2bugnbee That bookshelf is amazing. 6y
Reviewsbylola Wooooooowwww. 😍 6y
Nerdfins That bookshelf is so pretty. 6y
beccaeve Love the bookshelf 🌈📚 6y
Gissy Lovely! 👌🏼📚😍 6y
156 likes12 comments
blurb
HardcoverHearts
Grace: A Memoir | Grace Coddington
post image

During a lunch break I stopped by the museum and saw this poster while in the loo.. you get me, Oakland Museum!!

megt What a cool idea! 6y
20 likes1 comment
blurb
HardcoverHearts
Grace: A Memoir | Grace Coddington
post image

Well, in my unusual whiplash fashion, I finished The Vegetarian to find this available on overdrive. So off I go to listen to the most interesting character at Vogue.

18 likes1 stack add