Fashion Icon: Grace Coddington

December 11, 2013


Ladies and gentleman, today we introduce to you a revolutionary concept, a new type of blog post, a post…that doesn’t involve us. Shocking, I know. Since the founding of our blog, we’ve published primarily personal outfit posts, often accompanied by blurbs about fashion history or trends. What we realized was that although we love sharing our outfits with you, we tend to naturally discuss the mechanisms of the fashion industry.  And let’s face it: we are quite possibly the least interesting subjects in fashion. So from now on we will be featuring posts about style icons, inspiration, trends, and miscellaneous fashion tidbits. But don’t you worry…we won’t be disappearing from the blog ;)

To launch our new series of posts, I had no doubt as to who I wanted to feature first: Grace Coddington. Not only is her resume impressive, boasting names such as British Vogue, Calvin Klein, and American Vogue, but her work as creative director manifests everything that fashion means to me. After the release of Vogue’s 2009 documentary The September Issue, Time magazine wrote “If Wintour is the Pope . . . Coddington is Michelangelo, trying to paint a fresh version of the Sistine Chapel twelve times a year.” After 50 years in the industry, Coddington still surprises readers and editors with her imagination and creativity. She manages to create pieces of art with each of her shoots, as she draws the reader into a distant, foreign world. To illustrate her talents, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite works, each of which gives life to the meaning: a picture is worth a thousand words.

Señoras y señores hoy les presentamos un concepto revolucionario, un nuevo tipo de post… en el que no salimos nosotras. Muy chocante, lo sabemos. Desde que fundamos este blog, hemos publicado sobre todo nuestros looks, acompañados de comentarios sobre la historia de la moda o las tendencias actuales. Pero nos hemos dado cuenta de que, aunque nos encanta compartir nuestros looks con vosotros, probablemente seamos de las personas menos interesantes en la industria de la moda. 

Así que a partir de ahora vamos a hablaros de nuestras iconos de estilo, de tendencias que nos gustan, y de muchas otras cosas. Y no os preocupéis que no vamos a desaparecer del blog.

Para inaugurar esta nueva serie de posts no tenía ninguna duda sobre quién quería que fuese el primero: Grace Coddington. No solo por su impresionante currículo: Vogue UK, Calvin Klein, Vogue US, sino porque su trabajo como directora creativa representa todo lo que adoro de la industria de la moda. Después del estreno en 2009 del documental “The September Issue”, Time magazine proclamaba ” si Wintour es el Papa, Coddington es Michelangelo, intentando pintar una nueva versión de la Capilla Sixtina 12 veces al año”. Y es que después de 50 años en la industria de la moda,Coddington sigue sorprendiendo a editores y lectores con su imaginación y creatividad. Consigue crear obras de arte con cada sesión fotográfica llevando al lector a un mundo nuevo. Para ilustrarlo, he elegido algunos de sus trabajos: porque una imagen vale más que mil palabras.















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E, M & A

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