It’s rare that we get to see those notoriously ever-so-stuffy fashion people looking at ease in their natural habitats, but if anyone’s going to maintain their cool in front of a camera, it’s probably going to be Grace Coddington. The longtime Vogue creative director invited Elettra Wiedemann into her kitchen to cook (potatoes gratin and steak wrapped in fat) for the latest installment of Elettra’s cooking series for the illustrious publication. In trademark deadpan fashion, Grace is the first to comment on the irony of her creamy meat ‘n’ potatoes meal, noting that “it’s a dish that any Vogue person really shouldn’t be making” — but neither she nor Wiedemann seem particularly flustered as they slather potatoes in a pint of heavy cream. The true selling point of this video is the all-too-brief cameo made by Coddington’s very cute, very fluffy Persian cat, Bart, as he oversees the cooking operation. [NYMag.com]
We had Feelings about the Met Ball‘s “punk” theme this year. So, apparently, did Vogue‘s Grace Coddington, who upon arriving at the event remarked that she would have liked “to see some real punks in here, like street punks.” Word! Something was certainly missing, and that thing, Grace must have decided, was cats. Everything could always use more cats, no? Coddington sketched some of her own favorite punk-inspired pieces that didn’t make it into the illustrious promenade, and who better to model the edgy looks than a very fashionable litter of wayward kittens? [Vogue]
The gods of fashion have spoken: André Leon Talley, the former Vogue editor-at-large more recently recognized for his position on the judging panel of “America’s Next Top Model,” will be receiving his very own reality show on Bravo. Finally! ALT, without a doubt one of the most endearingly excellent personalities in fashion, will be the subject of a series tentatively titled “Fashion Stories” of NYC in which he acts a “mentor” to four enterprising fashion design teams as they “produce the defining collection of their careers” while striving to “create, show, and sell,” with the ultimate goal of building and maintaining a legitimate business in New York City. As NY Mag rightfully pointed out, the premise of the show does sound like an amalgamation of many fashion reality shows we’ve already seen… but man, who cares about that when André’s at the helm? I would happily watch a show in which he sat chair-bound for 30 minutes. For now, let’s just hope some of his industry pals make a cameo — like, say, Grace Coddington? Hey, just a suggestion. [The Cut]
A job at Vogue? No, thank you. But we would love these two pint-sized dolls of editor Anna Wintour and creative director Grace Coddington. Barneys New York commissioned tiny Anna and Grace to be auctioned off on CharityBuzz.com, beginning August 31st, to benefit the NYC AIDS Fund. The anime-eyed pair took two weeks to make and artist Andrew Yang even trimmed Anna’s bob himself! [NY Times] Keep reading »
Fall in love with Vogue creative director Grace Coddington in “The September Issue”? Lucky us. Some smartypants publisher has convinced Anna Wintour’s right-hand woman to pen a memoir. She’ll share her life as a model in ’60s London and her decades-plus at both British and American Vogue. Grace’s book will be co-written with the former editor-in-chief of Men’s Vogue.
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Supermodels … so not like us. Is there anything more delicious than a gorgeous fashion story that also happens to feature tons of cool, transformational hairdos too? We’re obsessing over this story in May’s Vogue, styled by our favorite creative director, Grace Coddington, shot by living legend Steven Meisel, and featuring the superest of all supers, Amber Valletta, posing as the consummate American philanthropist in eight different personas. Hairstylist Guido did the hair, which consists of different headpieces that completely change our subject’s look from shot to shot. Don’t you wish you had a closet full of crazy wigs so you could play around like this? Or just loads of money so you could be, um, a fabulous-looking charity icon? Ah, fashion fantasy! Check it out. [Fashion Gone Rogue] Keep reading »