Ask anyone in fashion and they’ll probably agree that Grace Coddington is one of the greatest living stylists. The accidental celebrity of 2009 documentary The September Issue and “unsung hero” of American Vogue spent nearly 30 years working at the publication, where she remains on the masthead as creative director at large, and is behind some of the most iconic and intoxicatingly romantic images in fashion history. Now, a new book is being released which celebrates the huge body of work she’s responsible for.
Out on September 5th, Grace Coddington: The American Vogue Years focuses on the last 15 years of the stylist’s tenure at the publication, with over 300 images that chronicle her collaborations with the industry’s most feted photographic talents. From legends like Tim Walker, Arthur Elgort and Steven Meisel, to rising stars such as Jamie Hawkesworth and Karim Sadli. The book also contains a foreword by Academy Award-nominated actress and former Dazed cover star Saoirse Ronan and an introduction by photographer Annie Leibovitz.
Head to the gallery above for a preview of the book.
Grace: The American Vogue Years by Grace Coddington by Grace Coddington is published by Phaidon September 5th, 2016