Grace. Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue

Grace. Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue
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Grace Coddington. With an introduction by Anna Wintour, a foreword by Karl Lagerfeld and an essay by Michael Roberts.

Paris. Edition 7L. 2002. First edition. Printed cloth hardback, glassine wrapper. 408 pages. 163 colour and 148 duotone plates. 355 x 275mm (14 x 10"). 4.1kg. 3882438185. English. Very Good; lacks the orange slipcase; the glassine wrapper has some light surface wear, mainly to the rear, and the spine is slightly rippled; the cloth boards are good and the book is internally very clean and tight with no marks or inscriptions.

A very scarce, highly sought-after title providing a wealth of inspirational images created by fashion's most respected of stylists. 'Grace Coddington's work has danced along the cutting edge of fashion for over 30 years. Abandoning a highly lucrative career as a leading model on the sixties London scene alongside such swinging contemporaries as Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy, Coddington signed on in 1968 as a junior fashion editor at British Vogue. She quickly established herself on the other side of the camera, coordinating photoshoots with Cecil Beaton, Sarah Moon, David Bailey, Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin. A close working relationship with royal photographer Norman Parkinson produced a series of startlingly vibrant location shoots that have come to be considered classics. At British Vogue, Coddington also introduced the sweeping narrative epic, a familiar feature of her work nowadays at American Vogue, where she has been creative director for the past fourteen years. Grace is not only a collection of Coddington's greatest work, it is a visual reminiscence and celebration of her life in fashion.' (from the publisher's description).