US Vogue is in for a big change. As Grace Coddington steps down as creative director after nearly 30 years, it is hard to predict what will become of the iconic fashion magazine.
Having been scouted as a model for British Vogue and then working her magic behind the lens, Grace left the magazine after 20 years to move stateside to work on the US version of Vogue. Coddington then became one half of the fashion power duo working beside Anna Wintour. With her distinctive style and flame red hair, she has become one of the most influential people in fashion.
But it’s not all bad as she will still be working with Vogue on certain projects – so we will still get to see her romanticism and creative flair. Grace says she simply wanted to work on other projects, which at 74 is an impressive work ethic (the first being working on the new fragrance from Comme Des Garçons);
“I’m not running away from Vogue, because it has opened so many doors,” she said. “But it will be nice to collaborate, and nice to go out [and] give talks to people. It’s just another approach. I’m certainly not going into retirement. I don’t want to sit around.”
Anyone who has seen ‘The September Issue’ knows that Vogue is going to look very different without ‘one of the most original, iconic, and deeply creative figures in the fashion world’.
By India Stow