One of Grace Coddington's Instagram self portraits

Grace Coddington's hair: a visual history

Watch the Vogue creative director's charming, hand-drawn hair animation, covering 57 years-worth of styles

Good hair has been a constant in Grace Coddington’s life for over 50 years. American Vogue’s flame-haired creative director at large was taught how to style her own hair at British modeling school during the 1950s; she worked with the world-famous hair stylist Vidal Sassoon in Swinging London, and has, in later life, settled down with her partner, the equally talented French hair stylist Didier Malige.


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Yet, if her prizing of tonsorial skills is unceasing, her choice of styles has, over the years, varied quite a bit. Grace has put together this shot animation, a Resumé of My Hair 1959 – 2016, which takes us from a mid-century flip hairstyle to today’s Grace, with her abundant ginger Barnet. Watch the full animation here, and for more on these years order a copy of Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue here, or pre-order a copy of our new forthcoming title Grace: The American Vogue Years.