Grace Coddington’s book “Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue.”
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We here at MTV Style are gigantic fans of cat lover, stylist, and Vogue Creative Director Grace Coddington. Her whimsical and stunningly beautiful fashion spreads always seem to tell a story through characters as well as showcase mind-blowing FASHION. She stole the show (and our ginger hair-loving our hearts) in the Vogue documentary The September Issue, in which she fought hard (even boldly standing up to her longtime colleague Anna Wintour) to keep the most INSANE ’20s photo story you’ve ever seen in the issue (seriously, it’s incredible and will make you want to time travel back to Paris and do nothing but frolic around cafés drinking coffee in bobbed hair, gold dresses, and dark lipstick all day). Because we simply CAN’T WAIT for her upcoming memoir—which we hope includes tons of pics of her family of puffball catwalk cats—we started perusing online bookstores to see when it would be coming out and found an entirely different used book selling for, oh, more than $10,000. Say WHAT, Grace Coddington Used Book?! Why are you doing this to us?
Published in 2002, Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue covers Grace’s work at the magazine from 1972 to 2002 and includes spreads from photographers she’s worked with like Ellen Von Unwerth, Patrick Demarchelier, and Steven Meisel. We’re talking a Breathless-inspired shoot starring ’90s supermodel Christy Turlington. Y’all, that’s some vintage FASH MAGIC right there. How are we supposed to get this into our modest home library? It’s 408 pages and weighs over 10 pounds! It’s weighing heavy on our minds and wallet right now, too. And why is this one all the way at the bottom SO much more expensive than the others? We know this book is pricey because it’s hard to find, but has the publisher ever thought about releasing a less, um, LUXURY version for us style-minded, Grace-obsessed paupers? Sigh, we better get a second (or third) job. Like now.