n°121/ Another Grace

May 2014


Is there a way to last more than 50 years in the fashion business where everything is so fresh, so young, so new? No, except for Grace Coddington. In 1961, a car accident nearly crashed the new model's career but after two years of reconstructive surgery, she relaunched her swing right in the middle of the Swinging Sixties and made it alongside Twiggy or Jean Shrimpton. Maybe this awesome self-will is the key word, the answer to the riddle. An ability to shift, switch and survive on both sides of the ocean, on and off the camera for she's been Vogue US creative director since 1995. Could you tell this red-haired Harry Potter-ish witch once lacsciviously paused half naked in a studio?


 Grace Coddington