Grace Coddington steps down as Creative Director at Vogue

It has just been announced that Grace Coddington, the beloved fashion legend will be stepping down as Creative Director of Vogue, effective immediately.

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Grace (aged 74) will not be leaving Vogue completely, but will take on the role of Creative Director at Large, so she can focus on additional projects outside the magazine.

I’m not running away from Vogue, because it has opened so many doors. But it will be nice to collaborate, and nice to go out (and) give talks to people. It’s just another approach. I’m certainly not going into retirement. I don’t want to sit around.” (via Business of Fashion)Tommy-Ton-I-Grace-Coddington-et-Tonne-Goodman-Paris-January-2012

Grace will be represented by Great Bowery, an agency founded in 2015 by Matthew Moneypenny, chief executive of Great Bowery and founder of image-licensing company Trunk Archive, which represents Bruce Weber and Annie Leibovitz, among others.

 

Image 1 via Vogue
Image 2 via Tommy Ton