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It Girl

by AVENUE insider Photographed by Grace Coddington
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The only thing more famous in the fashion world than Grace Coddington is her fiery red mane. Coddington is a style legend who worked as American Vogue’s Creative director from 1988 until she recently stepped down, while still producing several photo shoots a year for the magazine. Her lengthy relationship with Vogue is well documented: she was hired by the glossy fashion bible at the tender age of 19 and starred in 2009 documentary The September Issue, which made the witty cat lady and social activist a household name. Her penned book Grace: A Memoir, became an acclaimed read and The New York Times best-seller. The memoir has been even commissioned for film rights by A24 Film Company.

This April will be a special month for the creative genius. Coddington will celebrate turning 75 and will launch her very first fragrance, Grace by Grace Coddington, available for sale on April 19. A fragrance is collaboration with Comme des Garcons, with notes of peach blossom, white musk, and, Coddington’s favorite scent, spiked Moroccan rose. The perfect for the spring weather scent come in a Fabien Baron–designed bottle with a custom cat-shaped cap derived from one of ginger master’s own sketches.

So what is in the future for this ginger maven as she enters into her prime? She has a new book slated for fall release and will start working with clients outside of Vogue pages. That is the power of red.

Photo via of BFA.com.


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