‘If [Anna] Wintour is the Pope, Coddington is Michelangelo, trying to paint a fresh version of the Sistine Chapel 12 times a year.’ Time Magazine
Described by Anna Wintour as a ‘legend with the best eye in the business’ and selected as one of TIME‘s 100 most influential fashion icons, Grace Coddington is known for her powerful visual narratives, impeccable taste, and unmatched attention to detail. To celebrate Coddington’s work as an editor, stylist, and creative director for Vogue, Phaidon presents a stunning two-book collection that spans her remarkable career.
Designed in close collaboration with Coddington, Saving Grace: My Fashion Archive 1968–2016 is both a retrospective and a luxury object. The elegant clamshell box features a bespoke pattern of silkscreened drawings and painted gold trim. Enclosed within are both volumes of Coddington’s collected works, Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue and Grace: The American Vogue Years. Together, the books feature more than 600 images, including Coddington’s most beloved fashion stories as well as behind-the-scenes and never-before-seen photographs by the world’s most important photographers including Steven Meisel, Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino, Herb Ritts, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, and Patrick Demarchelier.
Volume I celebrates Coddington’s work during her first 30 years at Vogue UK and US with forewords by American VogueEditor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and designer Karl Lagerfeld as well as personal anecdotes and stories of working with photographers Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn, Bruce Weber, Steven Meisel and Mario Testino. Volume II collects the last fifteen years of Coddington’s work with photographs by Annie Leibovitz, Craig McDean, David Sims, Marcus Piggot and Mert Alas.