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.'