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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Amazing Grace



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.

31 comments:

Vanessa Mala/HeightofVintage said...

OMG! My breath just escaped me for awhile...that first photo is to die for!!! So inspiring and I love the one in the revolving door....***drooool!

Fashion Cappuccino said...

These photos are fantastic!! I love Grace too and I didn't know she still takes the subway! How cool is that! xoxooxxoo

Samantha said...

It's great how people can still stay so grounded!

-Samantha

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hiven said...

lovely
xx

jamie-lee said...

I think Grace is a creative genious, just the way that she comes up with these ideas for editorials... she's incredible!

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TOPCOAT said...

Grace is a genius, her work is beautiful and iconic, xx

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Jess said...

Gorgeous pictures!! Love this post.

xo
jess
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Style, She Wrote said...

I love Grace, too. She seems to down to earth. These shoots are amazing.

QueenDesi said...

love all those photographs..
is that Sasha Pivovarova or Gemma Ward in red dress??(second pic)they have a simmiliar look
love it!!

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Punctuation Mark said...

i was talking with Brandi from Not Your Average Ordinary about this and we do think that Greace is the creative force behind the mag... she is fantastic!

jemina said...

How interesting!!! I didn't know that she still take the subway to work, WOW!!!! thanks for sharing this darling. Wishing you a LOVELY day, XOXO, jemina

silviasiantar said...

all hail vogue.


following your blog now babe

xoxo
poisepolish.

therawpower said...

they are really great photos, and she still takes subway ??? omg...!

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Grace said...

That first editorial is still one of my favs!

Love Grace.

Josie said...

Utterly STUNNING! I think I'm in love.
xo Josie
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Romany said...

I do agree, that she's a creative genius. But her aesthetic (the "Vogue aesthetic) is something that just doesn't appeal to me. I find it really difficult to enjoy looking at editorials from Vogue US. For some reason, I have a real issue with the way they look. I guess it's just not my thing...
Vogue Paris on the other hand... :) Hehe.
Romany
xx

Violetta E. said...

perfect

FATLOSS said...

wow. amazing styles & pictures. i luv that

Lee Oliveira said...

Grace is one of the most amazing stylists i ever come across in a magazine
she is amazing with her creations
love the photos
LOx

Sher said...

Amazing Grace indeed! And love how she remains so humble despite all the wealth too:)

xx

commodestyle said...

Love Grace too,her work is amazing always!

dennicapearl said...

i adore coddington. her work is amazing, and she seems much more personable than wintour :]

the subway? who knew!

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Abi said...

She takes the subway? How humble.
I do love her and her work. And you're right, the September Issue film indeed gave me a different view of the magazine!
These photos are indeed beautiful!

Frii said...

gosh, this is my amazing<3 that second one is my favorite =)

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My Republic of Fashion said...

Amazing pictures! I LOVE the first. :)SarahD

Isabel said...

that first photo is beautiful!

Ayanna Michelle said...

Funny you post this, I was just watching The September Issue yesterday. I think Grace is who is keeping American Vogue afloat. She's awesome, really! And seems so sweet!

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Stacey said...

OMG! These are all stunning. I can't stop staring! Love all the colours too. xx

La Jodi3 & La Couture said...

these pics are very very nice, i like the pic with the girl who has the long braid, her shoes are to die for, i think they are louis vuitton!

style'n said...

Amazing styling and photos. And thanks for the info on Grace-I didn't know much about her.

sojourned in style said...

these photos are divine you pick out such great editorials!

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