*VERY RARE FIRST EDITION*
Grace Coddington's celebration of fashion has danced along its cutting edge now for just 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 the notoriously eccentric 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, Grace 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. Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue is not only a collection of Coddington's greatest work, it is visual reminiscence of her life in fashion.