While the fashion world has known her for years, the rest of us first fell in love with Vogue’s creative director Grace Coddington via The September Issue, the 2009 documentary that followed the making of the magazine’s biggest issue of the year. The film briefly touched upon her teen modeling career, the tragic car accident that left her disfigured at 26, and her career at Vogue, which has spanned more than 40 years. Her new book Grace: A Memoir gets deep into her remarkable life, from her childhood in Wales to her teen years at Catholic school and first encounters with British Vogue in the ’50s to her appointment at the U.S. edition in 1995 and the truth about working for the infamous Anna Wintour. Tonight’s book appearance includes a talk with fellow Vogue-r Hamish Bowles.
Mon., Nov. 26, 7 p.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 21, 2012