We fell for Grace Coddington midway through The September Issue, which positioned the US Vogue creative director as a fearless, black-clad scene-stealer to Anna Wintours steely, floral-wearing frock-star.
Now, the flame-haired fashion editor is preparing to give us more insight from her fashionable life in a new memoir.
The New York Observer reported that Coddington secured a $1.2m book deal for a memoir to be co-authored with Michael Roberts. The deal has been in the works since 2010. Back then, Coddington planned to write it with Jay Fielden, but had to put the project on the back burner after Fielden accepted the editor-in-chief job at Town & Country (the two previously collaborated on 2002s Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue).
Coddington has squeezed ample portions of accomplishment, heartbreak and fascinating experiences into her 70-year life. From her roots as a model in the 60s, to her traumatic car crash and her decades-long rise through the Vogue establishment, were sure the book will read like a history of the past half-century in fashion. Expect a riveting must-read.