Grace Coddington is truly a one of a kind fashionista. From modelling as a teenager to becoming creative director of American Vogue, she has been a key influencer in the fashion world. Her creation of large, complex and dramatic photoshoots gave her the reputation of the woman who transformed fashion into art. The Gaurdian wrote “she has produced some of fashion’s most memorable imagery. Her pictures might be jolly and decadent or moody and mysterious.”
One thing we admire is her ability to tell a story through her imagery. She consistently defies the limits of our imaginations. Even when we look back at her images now, they still feel fresh and inspiring.
The bold Alice and Wonderland shoot takes us on a journey, through the medium of print, to a completely different world. She recruited the help of her friends Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, John Galliano and many more to play the charming characters in this shoot.
This intoxicatingly romantic imagery, featuring Kate Moss, plays with notions of elegance and grandeur to create a fairy-tale like setting.
With these shoots, Grace reminds us that fashion isn’t just about the clothes. She once famously said: “Fashion isn’t just frocks, it’s how we do our houses, our gardens, it’s what we eat and drink.” This idea blurring the line between fashion, art and design is something that inspires us everyday. We believe that style is about building the bigger picture; it’s an extension of how you live your life and see the world. Just as Grace portrays so majestically in all of her work.
Grace Coddington, we salute you!
If you would like to see more Grace Coddington shoots, we would recommend her latest book Grace Coddington: The American Vogue Years which features over 200 images that chronicle her tenure with the publication.
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*image credits: Vogue magazine