Grace Coddington, the creative director of Vogue who grabbed more fame with RJ Cutler’s 2009 documentary, The September Issue, may pen a memoir. Throughout the film she was portrayed as Anna Wintour’s laid-back, glib and lighthearted creative eyes, known for creating some of the most eye-catching shoots in the magazine’s history. Apparently her story isn’t just fit for the big screen, but for the New York Times bestseller list as well. Rumor has it Coddington will write a memoir on her life as a British model, including her tragic accident and her rise to cutting-edge creative director.
Men’s Vogue editor in chief, Jay Fielden, will supposedly offer Coddington a hand in the writing of the book. No strangers, Coddington and Fielden have worked together before. In 2002, Fielden and Coddington did their first project together when he helped write and edit her coffee-table book, “Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue.” In the fall, the EIC of Men’s Vogue interviewed Coddington for a Q&A series for the New York Public Library.
“We’re just starting, and I think it’s going to be a really fun project,” Coddington told Women’s Wear Daily.
Elyse Cheney, literary agent for the likes of Dave Eggers and James Wolcott, might add Grace Coddington to his list of clients. Coddington and Fielden will draft a proposal for publishers this fall.
Since the news of their partnership and penning of her autobiography, the media has seen the dynamic duo out and about together. They hit the Paris couture shows in July and Fielden has been getting a taste of her social circle, interviewing her her friends, perhaps in preparation of the autobiography.