Grace Coddington on her next Phaidon book
US Vogue's Art Director tells NY Magazine about her follow-up to Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue
Are you buying a gift for the fashion lover in your life? Then, take a tip from some professionals at the top of the business. In a new interview with New York Magazine’s The Cut blog, US Vogue’s Creative Director Grace Coddington says our newly reissued title, Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue, is one of the most well-thumbed books in her office.
“And not just by me,” she tells The Cut’s Stephanie Eckardt. “Everybody around is always coming and borrowing it and wanting to look at it again; everybody’s always referencing it. It’s been useful for that, because all of the shoots are dated and there’s an index in the back.”
Small wonder, when the title covers her entire career, from her early days on British Vogue, through to her more recent work at the flagship North American title. However, for a truly up-to-date view of Grace’s work you’ll have to wait a couple of seasons.
She reveals that her next book with Phaidon will cover her shoots since 2002, when Grace was originally published, through to the present day.
“The first book has a lasting quality,” she explains, “and the second one has a very different modernity about it, because of adding the newer, younger photographers.”
Don’t expect too many obscure talents, the new book is likely to feature people like David Sims and Craig McDean, she says, as well as many talents featured in the current book, including Meisel, Peter Lindbergh, Annie Leibovitz, and, of course, Bruce Weber, a photographer very close to Coddington’s heart.
“I ended with Bruce in the first and I begin with him in the second book,” she explains “but his pictures have changed enormously just in those ten years, and you see how his take on life now has changed. Everything’s changed, so people change with it.”
For more on those changes check back with us soon, and for more on that lasting quality, order a copy of Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue here.