When I think of Vogue, I think of Grace Coddington. Anna Wintour has been public figure and influential force behind American Vogue, but after the release of the movie "The September Issue", more people came to know Grace Coddington as not only the Creative Director of American Vogue but the style visionary behind the phenomenal editorials. Her early career in fashion was initially as a successful model, later landed a stylist job at British Vogue and eventually joined American Vogue in 1988. Her high fashion, high drama layouts with a signature style aesthetic/approach that incorporates elements of fantasy, movement and storytelling are representative of what Vogue is all about. Simply put, she's a brilliant woman and creative genius. Fun tidbit: Although she can certainly afford a personal driver with her Vogue salary, she still takes the subway to work.