Las memorias de la directora creativa de Vogue, mano derecha de la editora Anna Wintour. Narra su carrera como modelo de elite en los años 50 y 60, como editora de moda en los 70 y 80, y como directora creativa y responsable del estilismo en Vogue durante las últimas décadas, dirigiendo los grandes reportajes de fotógrafos como Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber, Mario Testino, Norman Parkinson.
Profusamente ilustrada con fotografías en color y sus mejores reportajes en el Vogue estadounidense y el británico.Un suculento anecdotario sobre el "Quién es quién" de las pasarelas: fotógrafos, modelos, modistas, peluqueros, editores de revistas… Todo aquel que ha tenido alguna importancia en este mundo aparece en Grace.
"Don't expect me to be in it," was what Coddington, Vogue's creative director, said when her boss Anna Wintour told her that R.J. Cutler was making a documentary about the fashion bible (2007's The September Issue). Coddington, ever shy and diligent, was not only in it, but became the film's heroine by standing for creative expression and old-fashioned practices rooted in her deep appreciation for the fundamentals of fashion (she's one of the few remaining fashion editors to dress her own models). This preciously illustrated and honest memoir is written in a delightful colloquial style that will appeal to fashion insiders and average readers. Coddington weaves a story with fairytale beginnings (she clipped modeling school coupons while poring over outdated issues of British Vogue.), some drama (A car accident almost took her life, led to five surgeries and ended her modeling career.), and humorous tidbits (a "raccoon incident" during lunch with Wintour at the Four Seasons, or the time Coddington, who has never asked for a raise in her life, was mistaken for an assistant during an early visit to Conde Nast.) What's a woman who has worked with all the top photographers and models to do? Keep creating the exquisite fantasy worlds she's known for, of course.