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Grace under pressure.,
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This review is from: Grace: A Memoir (Kindle Edition)
I know of Grace Coddington from the September Issue, the movie about American Vogue. The iconic scenes for me were her interactions with famous editor Anna Wintour. In this book she discusses her years as a fashion model and her life with the celebrities and fashion innovators of her day.
I found the book interesting. She has been so many places and has been a part of the fashion industry for over fifty years. It is a foreign world to me, but fascinating nonetheless. The pictures are beautiful and it is fun to compare them to her descriptions of their conceptions.
For me the most interesting parts are her perceptions of beauty. She prefers the quirky to the symmetric and the unadorned when possible. She ages as she ages, and that is a fresh perspective. I always enjoy a retrospective from someone at the top tier of their sphere of influence, and this is such a book.