Tuesday, 22 December 2009

_Christmas Wish List VI.

_"Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue"

Grace Coddington's work has danced along the cutting edge of fashion for over 30 years. Abandoning a highly lucrative career as a leading model on the sixties London scene alongside such swinging contemporaries as Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy, Coddington signed on in 1968 as a junior fashion editor at British Vogue. She quickly established herself on the other side of the camera, coordinating photoshoots with Cecil Beaton, Sarah Moon, David Bailey, Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin. A close working relationship with royal photographer Norman Parkinson produced a series of startlingly vibrant location shoots that have come to be considered classics. At British Vogue, Coddington also introduced the sweeping narrative epic, a familiar feature of her work nowadays at American Vogue, where she has been creative director for the past fourteen years. Grace is not only a collection of Coddington's greatest work, it is a visual reminiscence and celebration of her life in fashion.

Initially sold for £85.00 and now selling for in excess of £1500

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