A Business of Fashion exclusive has revealed that Grace Coddington will step down from her role as Creative Director at American Vogue.
Now, this news is bloody huge, mainly because that woman has been at Vogue longer than most of us have been ALIVE.
She started at Vogue after being discovered by them as a model at the age of 17. A few years after a car accident, from which she suffered a rather horrific eye injury, she started with British Vogue as a Junior Editor – this was in 1969.
She started at American Vogue in 1988. She’s now 74, and she’s finally stepping down after a 28-year stint with the company.
A spokesperson for US Vogue gave a statement to BoF, saying:
“After more than 25 years at American Vogue, Grace Coddington will assume the role of creative director at large and take on additional projects outside the magazine.
She will work on several Vogue fashion shoots throughout the year.”
You probably remember her from being the weary, logical voice of reason to Anna Wintour’s blunt defiance in ‘The September Issue’.
Who wants to watch that right now? It’s the end of an era, people.
Source: Business of Fashion.
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