Vogue star Grace Coddington steps down

Coddington rose to fame following the release of Vogue documentary, The September Issue. Photo / Getty
Coddington rose to fame following the release of Vogue documentary, The September Issue. Photo / Getty

Vogue's Grace Coddington has stepped down after 30 years in her role as creative director for the iconic fashion magazine.

But the legendary stylist's relationship will remain intact with the title, as she moves to a new role of creative director at large, allowing her to work on external projects such as creating her own perfume.

The cat loving, all black wearing, red haired fashion genius was discovered by Vogue as a model, aged 19.

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Grace Coddington's early days at Vogue

While her voice will remain a part of the direction of American Vogue, her move marks the first time since 1988 that Coddington, now 74, will be allowed to work on other projects.

Speaking to businessoffashion.com, Coddington said while she "really loves Vogue" she's not running away from it but is looking forward to collaborating on other work.

"I'm certainly not going into retirement. I don't want to sit around," she said.

Coddington became an international style icon following the release of The September Issue, a 2009 documentary about the inner working's of Vogue and the production of the magazine's biggest issue of year.

Coddington and Wintour started at Vogue on the same day in 1988. Photo / Getty
Coddington and Wintour started at Vogue on the same day in 1988. Photo / Getty

Seen to be at occasional loggerheads with the magazine's editor-in-chief Anna Wintour throughout the documentary, according to the Daily Mail, Coddington's move was an amicable step away from Wintour.

- nzherald.co.nz

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