Fearless, transcendent, original, innovative–all of these are words to describe the incredible, talented, rare Grace Coddington.
Setting the tone for Vogue’s creative philosophy, Grace Coddginton is a true visionary in the fashion world. Joining American Vogue in 1988 and becoming the creative director, Coddington takes her experienced skill and translates it into photo shoots of imagination and reality. Taking daring risks, Coddington strives to create outfits that are memorably unique and effectively stunning. Whether it is a shot of contemporary fashion in a modern setting or a scene taking the viewer back in time to the thrilling 1920s, Coddington personalizes the shot to her gifted view and inspired style.
Grace Coddington does not let critical opinion’s influence her work. She has a keen-eye for style. She has a keen-eye for risk. She creates a thought-provoking fashion spectacle in her works. Illustrating a scene with an artist’s mind, Coddington leaves an inventive impression–a scene filled with emotion, color, and originality. Harmoniously refined, aesthetically pleasing, poetically seen- Coddington is remarkable.
There is one Coddington shoot that effects me in way that is different from all the others. This shoot is the twenties story. This historical shoot portraying scenes of the 1920s is beautiful, stylish, and rhythmically elegant. It sets a warm mood filled with a silent film movie allure. The flapper fashions are impeccable with luxurious pearls, cloche hats, feather boas, and sequined dresses. The make up is sultry with dark red lips and thick eye shadow. The jewelry is stunning with bright colors of blue and red to dark colors of black and charcoal. The setting is not too dramatic. The lighting is not too bright. The photo shoot is immaculate. Perfecting photography, relishing in picturesque outfits, I am in love.
Here are some of the memorable photos…
With a clever, honest, imaginative mind, Grace Coddington is truly gifted. Her power to create pictures and explore special ideas is remarkable. She is extravagantly cultured and fancifully talented. With personality she succeeds, with fashion she soars.