2012 December 17

(Never) Full of Grace

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Grace Coddington in Prada. Grace Coddington in Prada.
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We've been covering Grace Coddington quite a bit in recent months due to her recent memoir, Grace, but we don't mind. Everything this woman says captivates us. Today, The Huffington Post's Style section sat down with Vogue's candid creative director to get her thoughts on Wang, Galliano, and the state of fashion shows today. 

"It's not that I object to anyone being in the front row. Anyone can be in the front row that the designer deems important enough to put in the front row. I used to find attending the shows so invigorating and exciting, but [now] you have to be there with blinders on. To cut out all the rubbish that's going on around, where the focus seems to be more on the audience than on the clothes that go down the runway. Any old shit can go down the runway and they all sit there and clap." -on fashion shows today.

"[Commercial success] is what they want. Don't think of it as the same house as it was when Nicolas was the creative director; that's everybody's mistake. Don't think of it as a replacement for Nicolas, because it isn't. Alexander has a whole different agenda." -on Alexander Wang going to Balenciaga.

"I don't think he's going to go off and become a sculptor like Helmut Lang, either." - on Nicolas Ghesquière's next act.

"I hope he will return, but I don't know. That's a tough one to get over." -on John Galliano.

"I hope it's not like marriage. I've been married twice and each lasted six months, and this relationship with Anna has lasted 26 years..." -on comparing her relationship with Anna Wintour to a marriage. 

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