Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue. Photographs by numerous artists. With an introduction by Anna Wintour, a foreword by Karl Lagerfeld and an essay by Michael Roberts. Edited by Grace Coddington and Michael Roberts. Edition 7L, Paris/Steidl, Gottingen, 2002. 400 pp. Small, thick folio. First edition. SIGNED BY GRACE CODDINGTON on title page and dated December 2003. Clothbound. Illustrated boards. Original printed acetate jacket. 163 colour and 148 duotone reproductions. Work by Peter Lindbergh, Bruce Weber, Mario Testino, Clive Arrowsmith, Cecil Beaton, Alex Chatelain, Hans Feurer, Horst, Annie Leibovitz, Irving Penn, Paolo Roversi and many more.
"Grace Coddington's work has danced along the cutting edge of fashion for over 30 years. Abandoning a highly lucrative career as a leading model on the sixties London scene alongside such swinging contemporaries as Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy, Coddington signed on in 1968 as a junior fashion editor at British Vogue. She quickly established herself on the other side of the camera, coordinating photoshoots with Cecil Beaton, Sarah Moon, David Bailey, Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin.
A close working relationship with royal photographer Norman Parkinson produced a series of startlingly vibrant location shoots that have come to be considered classics. At British Vogue, Coddington also introduced the sweeping narrative epic, a familiar feature of her work nowadays at American Vogue, where she has been creative director for the past fourteen years. Grace is not only a collection of Coddington's greatest work, it is a visual reminiscence and celebration of her life in fashion."--the publisher
Fine in Fine acetate; Slipcase Near Fine+, with slightly uneven fading; shallow split to joint at crown of spine.