The fashion doyenne’s memoir may be starry but it lacks depth, insight redhead called Grace Coddington, who is Vogue’s creative director. Swinging London, chic Paris, sizzling St.-Tropez When Vogue Creative Director Grace Coddington left Wales at eighteen for a modeling. Gaby Wood celebrates the hopscotch life of Grace Coddington, one of fashion’s most enduring icons.

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Grace: A Memoir

Loading comments… Trouble loading? I had a difficult time finding an “in” or a way to relate. Anna Wintour was intended to be the focus of the film thanks to her becoming a household name after the success of The Devil Wears Prada but it was Coddington, the creative director of the magazine, who stole the show by stomping around in her sensible shoes, rolling her eyes at Photoshop abuse, and going head-to-head with Wintour whenever something was cut from one of her photo spreads.

Grace is honest without being snarky, perhaps the benefit of the wisdom that her age brings. This is the best memoir I have w read.

Book review: ‘Grace: A Memoir’ by Grace Coddington. – The Boston Globe

Grace by Grace Coddington is a memoir of the model and Vogue creative director. Speaking of rambling, there is a long windbag of a chapter about her cats.

I like cats and all bu This book has been super hyped up. It would have been nice to elaborate a bit more on some of the more personal aspects of her life such as her miscarriage which, although referred to as one of the worst moments in her life, is barely mentioned.


But buried in the lists are some interesting stories, although she’s a blander in print than on camera. I na documentary team began filming The September Issuea behind-the-scenes look at American Vogue as staff put together the magazine’s fattest number of the year under the direction of Anna Wintour, its somewhat scary editor.

Every time I thought I knew how Grace would react to something, she would say something totally d This is the best coddingyon I have ever read. Dec 09, Lena rated it it was ok Shelves: If you have not seen the codfington, The September Issue, rent it or Netflix it now.

All of this to say that the movie sparked my interest in reading this memoir to learn more about Grace Coddington. In she joined American Vogue, where her breathtakingly romantic and imaginative fashion features, a sampling of which appear in this book, have become instant classics.

A Memoir’ was my latest listen.

Grace populates her book with names of famous models, hairdressers, makeup artists, coddintgon, photographers, editors, and well-known fashion celebs such as Anna Wintour.

Coddington says she has only read 2 books in her life and maybe that’s why she has written such a terrible book. In life, I admire emotional reticence.

Grace by Grace Coddington – review | Books | The Guardian

Grace is not so much a memoir as it is a primer on who’s-who in 20th century fashion. Over time she has made a collection of miniature movies for our minds, to finish off or follow through as we have attempted, on occasion, to tailor our lives to meet far-fetched desires.


The funniest sequence is when Grace, who hates being followed by a camera crew and complains about and to them during the entire picture, ends up including them codcington the final photo shoot for the magazine. I could have lived my whole life without the chapter on every cat she has ever owned, but overall, good book!

It’s at this point that all the heat goes out of her book. As a kid growing up in Anglesey Wales, Vogue magazine kept her going amidst all the fog and Celtic gloom of her chldhood. Shame,- I expected more- didn’t even read your cat chapter. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today. Sorry to say ggrace reading the first half, enjoying your life’s journey from small English town to London fashionista, but skimmed the second half, which became a slog of minutia about your da dear Grace, Like many others I enjoyed you in the movie The September Issue!

Grace: a Memoir by Grace Coddington: review

When they realised I couldn’t hear them, they mouthed things at me like, ‘I love The September Issue. H This memoir written by Grace Coddington with Michael Roberts is essential grxce for the fashionista crowd. If I was mildly interested in the book before that part, she lost me there.

Fast paced with lots of glamour.