Grace Coddington Archive

Building Great Bowery, Fashion's Super-Agency

NEW YORK, United States — 190 Bowery is one of the most mythic buildings in all of Gotham. Erected in 1898 as the Germania Bank, it was abandoned and decrepit by the time the photographer Jay Maisel raised $102,000 — less than half of what it cost to build — to purchase the building in 1966. Maisel and his family lived and worked in its …

Grace Coddington: ‘How Privileged We Were to Have Such Crazy Freedom’

LONDON, United Kingdom — At Grace Coddington‘s 70th birthday celebrations, Anna Wintour, editor of American Vogue, described the legendary stylist as “the heart and soul of the magazine, its guardian at the gate, its beacon of excellence.” Coddington, who is now 75, stepped down from her role as creative director of the title in January to assume the newly established position of creative director at …