Vogue creative director Grace Coddington has announced that she is stepping down from her everyday role at the magazine, transition to the role of creative director at large. “After more than 25 years at American Vogue, Grace Coddington will assume the role of creative director at large and take on additional projects outside the magazine,” said a spokesperson in an exchange with Business of Fashion.
The change in her roll enables her for the first time to work on non-Vogue projects and already she has plans to work with Comme des Garçons on a fragrance.
Coddington was well known within the fashion world, but her level of fame took a great leap with the Vogue documentary titled The September Issue, in which she stole our hearts in part because of her willingness to go head-to-head with powerhouse Anna Wintour, but more so because of her unswerving commitment to presenting beautiful fashion stories. In one of the clips below from the movie, Coddington comments, “I never dreamt to be a fashion editor, but I just loved the pages and the pictures.”
The image featured here (via her Instagram) shows Coddington surrounded by copies of her memoir, published in 2012.