If you watched the 2008 documentary The September Issue, you likely remember the character who dared to unwittingly steal the spotlight from Anna Wintour: Grace Coddington, Vogue’s inimitable creative director. And if you are anything like us, you were hungry to know more about Coddington when the film was over. Well, now you can! Next month, Coddington will release her memoir, Grace, and we are so excited.
Grace chronicles Coddington’s early life as a model, working with iconic photographers like David Bailey, before walking us through her time as a fashion editor at British Vogue in the 1960s. In the 1980s, Coddington joined American Vogue—on the same day as Anna Wintour, actually—and this is where her career really took off. However, the book goes outside Coddington’s career to talk about her personal life—including a devastating car accident, her two marriages, and the untimely death of her sister, Rosemary, just to start.
Grace ($35) is definitely a book that every fashion fan should have, so we suggest you pre-order your copy now from Amazon.com. Or, at the very least, put it on your Christmas wishlist. We know we will be.