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    DescriptionBeautiful. Willful. Charming. Blunt. Grace Coddington's extraordinary talent and fierce dedication to her work as creative director of `Vogue` have made her an international icon. Known through much of her career only to those behind the scenes, she might have remained fashion's best-kept secret were it not for `The September Issue, ` the acclaimed 2009 documentary that turned publicity-averse Grace into a sudden, reluctant celebrity. Grace's palpable engagement with her work brought a rare insight into the passion that produces many of the magazine's most memorable shoots. With the witty, forthright voice that has endeared her to her colleagues and peers for more than forty years, Grace now creatively directs the reader through the storied narrative of her life so far. Evoking the time when models had to tote their own bags and props to shoots, Grace describes her early career as a model, working with such world-class photographers as David Bailey and Norman Parkinson, before she stepped behind the camera to become a fashion editor at British `Vogue` in the late 1960s. Here she began creating the fantasy `travelogues` that would become her trademark. In 1988 she joined American `Vogue, ` where her breathtakingly romantic and imaginative fashion features, a sampling of which appear in this book, have become instant classics. Delightfully underscored by Grace's pen-and-ink illustrations, `Grace` will introduce readers to the colorful designers, hairstylists, makeup artists, photographers, models, and celebrities with whom Grace has created her signature images. Grace reveals her private world with equal candor--the car accident that almost derailed her modeling career, her two marriages, the untimely death of her sister, Rosemary, her friendship with `Harper's Bazaar` editor-in-chief Liz Tilberis, and her thirty-year romance with Didier Malige. Finally, Grace describes her abiding relationship with Anna Wintour, and the evolving mastery by which she has come to define the height of fashion. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY `FINANCIAL TIMES ` `If Wintour is the Pope . . . Coddington is Michelangelo, trying to paint a fresh version of the Sistine Chapel twelve times a year.`--`Time`

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    A Memoir
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Grace Coddington
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 184 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 37 mm
    Weight: 1,098 g
    ISBN 13: 9780812993356
    ISBN 10: 0812993357

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: AJC, BGA, JFSJ1, BM, KNT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AKTA
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: KND
    Libri: ENGM1075
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Libri: ENGM3500
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    Libri: BEKL6054, ENTW9054, MODE1500
    B&T Approval Code: A97603600
    BISAC V2.8: BIO025000, DES005000, BUS070060
    Libri: ERIN2027
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    DC22: 646.70092
    B&T Approval Code: A27524200
    BISAC V2.8: PHO009000
    DC21: 646.70092
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    LC classification: TT505.C63 A3 2012
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    Illustrations note
    photographs and illustrations
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    20 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Grace Coddington lives in New York City and Long Island with her partner, Didier Malige, and their two cats, Bart and Pumpkin.
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