Grace Coddington to release autobiography

Grace Coddington, creative director of American Vogue and surprise star of last year’s documentary The September Issue, has announced she is writing her autobiography.

The Welsh born stylist, who began her fashion career as a model in the 60s, has enlisted former Men’s Vogue editor in chief Jay Fielden to help write her memoirs. The pair have previously collaborated for Coddington’s 2002 coffee-table book, “Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue

In an interview with WWD she said: “We’re just starting, and I think it’s going to be a really fun project. I’m hoping it’s going to be very rich in fashion history. It’s more than just about me.”

The pair plan to shop the finished proposal to publishers this autumn. So far, no release date has been announced.

R. J. Cutler on The September Issue

Ahead of Friday’s UK launch of the must-see movie of the moment, The September Issue, here’s an interview from the film’s director R.J. Cutler about his time spent behind the scenes at Vogue and up close and personal with icons of fashion Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington. Forget what you think you know – Ugly Betty this certainly isn’t. (Read the full interview at Shots.Net.)