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Grace Coddington (1941)

Born in a little Welsh island, Grace Coddington found in fashion and in particular in Vogue magazines a means of escaping her tranquil existence. At 17, she won a Vogue model competition and therefore went on a modelling career and became a major Swinging London face – clad in Mary Quant miniskirts and bearing a Vidal Sassoon haircut - before a tragic car accident, in 1967 would leave her disfigured. Her features reconstructed thanks to plastic surgery, Grace Coddington earned a job at British Vogue as an assistant before joining the American version of the magazine, in 1988 after having worked for two years for Calvin Klein. Revealed to the public by the hit documentary The September Issue, the flaming red creative director of Vogue showed off her lavish and poetic fashion spreads featuring a Natalia Vodianova dressed up as Alice in Wonderland or a Tom Ford as a White Rabbit...collaborating with the world's most renowned photographers such as Guy Bourdin and Norman Parkinson. Besides Anna Wintour's cold and mysterious personality, Grace Coddington stands as a charming, eccentric and inventive old British lady. 'If Wintour is the Pope...Coddington is Michelangelo, trying to paint a fresh version of the Sistine Chapel twelve times a year.'

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Grace Coddington and Mary Quant by Eric Swayne, 1966
Grace Coddington and Mary Quant by Eric Swayne, 1966
Grace Coddington by Arthur Elgort for ID Magazine
Grace Coddington by Arthur Elgort for ID Magazine
Grace Coddington by Brian Duffy
Grace Coddington by Brian Duffy
Grace Coddington by Craig McDean For Interview, December 2012
Grace Coddington by Craig McDean For Interview, December 2012
Grace Coddington by David Bailey for Vogue UK, October 1968
Grace Coddington by David Bailey for Vogue UK, October 1968
Grace Coddington by David Bailey, 1966
Grace Coddington by David Bailey, 1966
Grace Coddington by David Bailey, 1970s
Grace Coddington by David Bailey, 1970s
Grace Coddington by Eric Bowman for Vogue, September 1973
Grace Coddington by Eric Bowman for Vogue, September 1973
Grace Coddington by Eric Swayne for Vogue Italy, 1966
Grace Coddington by Eric Swayne for Vogue Italy, 1966
Grace Coddington by Eric Swayne, 1960
Grace Coddington by Eric Swayne, 1960
Grace Coddington by Eric Swayne, 1966
Grace Coddington by Eric Swayne, 1966
Grace Coddington by Guy Bourdin
Grace Coddington by Guy Bourdin
Grace Coddington by Helmut Newton, 1973
Grace Coddington by Helmut Newton, 1973
Grace Coddington by Sarah Moon
Grace Coddington by Sarah Moon
Grace Coddington by Solve Sundsbo for I-D Magazine, March 2009
Grace Coddington by Solve Sundsbo for I-D Magazine, March 2009
Grace Coddington by Terence Donovan for Harper's Bazaar, April 1964
Grace Coddington by Terence Donovan for Harper's Bazaar, April 1964
Grace Coddington by Vidal Sassoon for Vogue UK, 1963. Photo by Vic Singh
Grace Coddington by Vidal Sassoon for Vogue UK, 1963. Photo by Vic Singh
Grace Coddington by Willie Christie, 1973
Grace Coddington by Willie Christie, 1973
Grace Coddington by Willie Christie, 1974
Grace Coddington by Willie Christie, 1974
Grace Coddington for Vogue UK, September 1962
Grace Coddington for Vogue UK, September 1962
Grace Coddington for Vogue, 1967
Grace Coddington for Vogue, 1967
Grace Coddington
Grace Coddington
Grace Coddington in a Nina Ricci suit, 1965
Grace Coddington in a Nina Ricci suit, 1965
Grace Coddington in black and white checked bonnet, by John French
Grace Coddington in black and white checked bonnet, by John French
Grace Coddington on her wedding day with Michael Chow by Barry Lategan, 1969
Grace Coddington on her wedding day with Michael Chow by Barry Lategan, 1969
Grace Coddington with Jean Shrimpton and Tania Mallet, for Daily Express, 1962
Grace Coddington with Jean Shrimpton and Tania Mallet, for Daily Express, 1962
Grace Coddington with Karl Lagerfeld by Julie Kavanagh, 1974
Grace Coddington with Karl Lagerfeld by Julie Kavanagh, 1974
Grace Coddington with Patrick Demarchelier
Grace Coddington with Patrick Demarchelier
Grace Coddington with Queen Elizabeth II
Grace Coddington with Queen Elizabeth II
Grace Coddington with Vidal Sassoon
Grace Coddington with Vidal Sassoon
Grace Coddington with Vidal Sassoon, 1964
Grace Coddington with Vidal Sassoon, 1964
Grace Coddington, Behin the Curtain, by Willie Christie, 1975
Grace Coddington, Behin the Curtain, by Willie Christie, 1975
Grace Coddington, detail, for Vogue UK, February, 1966
Grace Coddington, detail, for Vogue UK, February, 1966
Grace Coddington, Grace and Signpost, by Willie Christie, 1976
Grace Coddington, Grace and Signpost, by Willie Christie, 1976
Grace Coddington, Grace in Mirror, by Willie Christie, 1976
Grace Coddington, Grace in Mirror, by Willie Christie, 1976
Grace Coddington, Kiss, by Willie Christie, 1974
Grace Coddington, Kiss, by Willie Christie, 1974
Grace Coddington, Model Card, 1968
Grace Coddington, Model Card, 1968
Grace Coddington
Grace Coddington
Portrait of Grace Coddington
Portrait of Grace Coddington
Grace Coddington and Andre Leon Taley at the ALT on Grace Coddington's 70th Birthday Party
Grace Coddington and Andre Leon Taley at the ALT on Grace Coddington's 70th Birthday Party
Grace Coddington and Anna Wintour
Grace Coddington and Anna Wintour
Grace Coddington by Bruce Weber, 2009
Grace Coddington by Bruce Weber, 2009
Grace Coddington by Julie Kavanach for Intelligent Life Magazine, Spring 2011
Grace Coddington by Julie Kavanach for Intelligent Life Magazine, Spring 2011
Grace Coddington by Julie Kavanach for Intelligent Life Magazine, Spring 2011
Grace Coddington by Julie Kavanach for Intelligent Life Magazine, Spring 2011
Grace Coddington by Sebastian Kim
Grace Coddington by Sebastian Kim
Grace Coddington by Solve Sundsbo for ID Magazine, March 2009
Grace Coddington by Solve Sundsbo for ID Magazine, March 2009
Grace Coddington by Solve Sundsbo for ID Magazine, March 2009
Grace Coddington by Solve Sundsbo for ID Magazine, March 2009
Grace Coddington by Solve Sundsbo for ID Magazine, March 2009
Grace Coddington by Solve Sundsbo for ID Magazine, March 2009
Grace Coddington by Tim Walker, 2012
Grace Coddington by Tim Walker, 2012
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