- She's the legendary Vogue fashion editor who's renowned for shunning the limelight, yet as Jessica Jonzen finds, beneath the shy exterior is a woman full of passion
There are few characters in fashion who receive the level of reverence reserved for fashion editor and creative director Grace Coddington. A force in the industry for more than 50 years, her cinematic fashion stories for British and US Vogue, photographed by everyone from Norman Parkinson and Helmut Newton to Bruce Weber and Annie Leibovitz, are credited with changing the way the world views fashion. She was happily anonymous to the wider public until 2009 when RJ Cutler's hit documentary The September Issue launched her into the public consciousness.
Grace Coddington shot by Norman Parkinson in 1975creditsPhotograph: Norman Parkinson Ltd/courtesy of Norman Parkinson Archive