The fashion elite turn out for Grace’s Paris signing

Stars of our new book, Grace: The American Vogue Years, celebrated Coddington’s career at her Colette signing
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Natalia Vodianova with Grace Coddington at Colette, Paris, 2016
Natalia Vodianova with Grace Coddington at Colette, Paris, 2016

The pages of Grace: The American Years seemed to come to life in Paris a couple of days ago, when Vogue’s creative director at large dropped into Colette to sign a few copies.

 

Karlie Kloss with her new Grace book at Colette, Paris, 2016
Karlie Kloss with her new Grace book at Colette, Paris, 2016

The Russian model and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova, the US model Karlie Kloss, the Argentinian art director Sofía Sanchez de Betak, the French fashion show designer Alexandre de Betak, and the US photographer Arthur Elgort all dropped by Paris’s chicest boutique at 213 Rue Saint Honoré to see Grace and get their book signed.

 

Sofía Sanchez de Betak and Alexandre de Betak with Grace Coddington at Colette, Paris, 2016
Sofía Sanchez de Betak and Alexandre de Betak with Grace Coddington at Colette, Paris, 2016

Paris fashion week had brought many of them to town, yet they all found room in their schedules to congratulate their friend and colleague on her new book.

 

Arthur Elgort with Grace Coddington at Colette, Paris, 2016
Arthur Elgort with Grace Coddington at Colette, Paris, 2016

Grace and co were joined by a select group of fans, who queued outside in the rain to get their book inscribed by Coddington, as well as enjoy a selection of Elgort's shots, which are on display at Colette until 5 November.

 

Natalia Vodianova with Grace Coddington at Colette, Paris, 2016
Natalia Vodianova with Grace Coddington at Colette, Paris, 2016

Indeed, for a brief moment, it was unclear where the pages ended and real life began. As Coddington inscribed in Natalia’s personal copy, ”Take a look – you are on nearly every page.”

 

Grace Coddington inscribes Natalia Vodianova's book at Colette, Paris, 2016
Grace Coddington inscribes Natalia Vodianova's book at Colette, Paris, 2016

To see those pages, and discover much more besides about this important figure within contemporary fashion, order a copy of Grace: The American Vogue Years here.


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