This Book Tells You What It’s Like To Work At Vogue
If you’re a die-hard fashion girl, you’ve seen the 2009 documentary The September Issue. While the film documented the inner workings of American Vogue and tailed its iconic editor-in-chief Anna Winter for the most part, it was the fashion magazine’s long-time creative director Grace Coddington who eventually stole the show thanks to her trademark wry wit and indefatigable love for fashion. If you’ve been as fascinated by her as we have, you’ll be thrilled to know that her cult coffee table book Grace: Thirty Years Of Fashion At Vogue is currently in reprint.
When the book was first released in 2002 (and celebrated the long-time stylist’s 30 years with the UK and US editions of Vogue), it became an instant classic. Thanks to its limited run, fashion lovers all over the world were clamouring to get their hands on it. So much so, that it even ended up selling for thousand dollars on the internet years later. Chock full of the former model-turned-fashion director’s essays on fashion and epic fashion spreads with legendary photographers like Helmut Newton and Bruce Webber, this 408-page monograph showcases her life in fashion over three illustrious decades. Also on the anvil is a second book slated for 2016, which will showcase her work post the book’s first release, in a way culminating in a nice two-book retrospective of her work. You should definitely make a special place on your bookshelf for this one!