Anyone who watched the The September Issue knows that the real behind-the-scenes star at Vogue is creative director Grace Coddington.
Over the past 30-something years, Grace has made the world a prettier place with some of fashion’s most beautiful, iconic and reality-suspending images.
In 2012, Coddington published Grace: A Memoir, a coffee table book we actually read. The story tracked her journey from a gangly Welsh teen to model to one of the most influential fashion forces in the biz today. A year later, Sony considered taking it to the big screen, but nothing came of that.
Then, yesterday, Coddington revealed to Fashionista that a biopic may still be on the cards. “A company called A24 bought the rights to it,” she said. (A24 was the production company behind The Bling Ring, Spring Breakers, Ex Machina, Under the Skin and Obvious Child.) But don’t hold your breath for a release date. “It’s a very slow business compared to the fashion business,” she added.
Who will play Anna? Who will play Grace? And will their hair do justice to the bewitching cloud of wonder that is Grace’s luminous red mane? There are so many questions yet to be answered, but we’ll be putting our money on Lily Cole for now.