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By Gaby Wood. She comes across — in both the book and the film — as outspoken, idealistic, visionary, almost childlike. She is 71, which is the new With her pale, make-up-free skin and her geometric orange perm, she looks like a cross between a porcelain doll and a tiger, and her bleakness-to-Technicolor story offers an intriguing slant on the second half of the 20th century. The end of her modelling career was heralded by a car accident in which her eyelid was sliced off her face.

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By Gaby Wood. She comes across — in both the book and the film — as outspoken, idealistic, visionary, almost childlike. She is 71, which is the new With her pale, make-up-free skin and her geometric orange perm, she looks like a cross between a porcelain doll and a tiger, and her bleakness-to-Technicolor story offers an intriguing slant on the second half of the 20th century. The end of her modelling career was heralded by a car accident in which her eyelid was sliced off her face.

Later, when driving home, seven months pregnant, Chelsea football fans lifted her Mini off the ground and threw it on to its side; she lost the only child she could ever conceive. Her childhood on an island off the coast of Wales is brought to life by her uniform — a grey worsted tunic and thick lisle stockings; the nuns at school used to roller skate on the roof in their wimples.

Spotlight on Vogue's Peter Rand. Willie Christie recalls his life with the fashion editor Grace Coddington, It was called Short Stories by Grace Coddington.

That is perhaps the clearest clue to her contribution. Not a writer in words entertaining as this book is but a creator of fantasies, suggestions, possible narratives and alternative lives. Over time she has made a collection of miniature movies for our minds, to finish off or follow through as we have attempted, on occasion, to tailor our lives to meet far-fetched desires.

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Grace: A Memoir

I n , a documentary team began filming The September Issue , a behind-the-scenes look at American Vogue as staff put together the magazine's fattest number of the year under the direction of Anna Wintour, its somewhat scary editor. Thanks to The Devil Wears Prada , a novel in which a woman not unlike Wintour is portrayed as a demanding monster by a former assistant, Wintour's fame preceded her; the film-makers must have thought she would be their star. In the end, though, this is not what happened. When the film was released in , it was clear that the camera had loved a different creature, a pale and tetchy redhead called Grace Coddington, who is Vogue 's creative director. Coddington thinks there was far too much of her in the film, and she suspects her boss felt the same way. But it made her, in New York at least, quite famous, and this she likes.

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