Grace: A Memoir

Grace: A Memoir

by Grace Coddington
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BekahSC More than 1 year ago
While Anna Wintour is featured on the dvd cover of "The September Issue," the behind-the-scenes documentary of Vogue Magazine's annual fahion bible, Grace Coddington emerged as the star, in part because she so clearly didn't care to be involved. Her indifference to the fame game that has taken over the fashion industry makes her seem incredibly genuine and down to earth which comes through in her memoir, Grace. While there are no major bombshells (unless you count a make out session with Mick Jagger), Coddington tells the story of her life from a quiet upbringing on a remote island off the coast of Wales to her days in London during the "swinging 60's" and the career switch from modeling to being a fashion editor. Sometimes her matter-of-fact tone is startling as in the telling of her miscarriage, the last time she was ever able to get pregnant. She offers a fascinating glimpse at how modeling has changed over the years, including her opinion of some of the top girls. Her chapter on Anna Wintour and their artistic differences is also interesting. Throughout the book are charming sketches, and photos of Grace's career, both as a model and an editor, appear in the back of the book.
CrazyJosephineDavolo More than 1 year ago
it is so hard to visualize "Vogue" without the artistic vision of Grace Coddington. Her photo spreads are like an ethereal dream--giving one thoughts as to just what Ms. Coddington is like realistically. Fear not. She's "freakin' awesome"!!! For anyone who is not too fond of autobiographical or biographical reads, this is the exception. Ms. Coddington has lived, and continues to live, an interesting and fun life. Her story covers her childhood up to the present. The BEST thing about the book is her memories of the '60's (for me, it is a period of the best fashions EVER. E.V.E.R.) She covers the dirt so well--but classy enough that she isn't being trashy. She is truly a class act! Her tone is never smug or condescending. She writes as though you are sitting with her and having a great conversation--on a big fluffy sofa, with a fire going, and a pot of tea. She really comes across as an approachable and likeable woman. If you are looking for a great read, please--get this. It is an amazing book, a quick read and just wonderful!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lively text, very interesting glimpse behind the scenes of the fashion world, well illustrated,
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I have mixed reveiws. Sounded good but was not great
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