Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue by Grace Coddington Phaidon Book
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With the reissue of Grace: Thirty Years at Vogue, Phaidon Press publishes the first of two volumes showcasing the definitive collection of work by the legendary fashion stylist Grace Coddington. The edition includes a special, illustrated and autographed letter by Grace.
The 408-page collection of Grace Coddington's greatest work as a fashion stylist and sittings editor is not just a monograph of her first 30 years at Vogue, it is also a visual reminiscence of 30 years of British and American Vogue's best work. The photographers whose work is included: Irving Penn, Cecil Beaton, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, Snowdon, Horst, Norman Parkinson, Ellen von Unwerth, Bruce Weber, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Arthur Elgort, Steven Klein, Annie Leibovitz, Hans Feurer, Sarah Moon, Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Knap, Clive Arrowsmith, Sheila Metzner, Terence Donovan, Barry Lategan, Sacha, Alex Chatelain, Duc, Paolo Roversi and Herb Ritts.
An introduction by Michael Roberts, former fashion editor for Tatler, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker is included as is a foreword by Anna Wintour.
Grace's 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 who work behind the scenes, she might have remained fashion's best-kept secret were it not for The September Issue, the acclaimed 2009 documentary by R. J. Cutler that turned the publicity-averse Grace into a sudden celebrity.
The daughter of a hotelier in Wales, as a teenager Grace won a modeling competition and moved to London. She enjoyed a lucrative career as one of London's leading models on the 1960s scene. In 1968, following a car accident, she took a job as a junior fashion editor at British Vogue. She quickly established herself as a master stylist and creative director for fashion photography, whether she was transforming studio portraiture into beguiling tableaux, reinterpreting fashion photography classics or by introducing a sweeping narrative epic style—storytelling with clothing that is the hallmark of Grace Coddington's work.
Paperback, 13 7/8 x 10 3/4 in., 408 pages, 310 illustrations