In a collaborative move with Japanese cult label Comme des Garçons x Grace Coddington, the Creative Director @ Large of American Vogue, has launched her own fragrance aptly named Grace by Grace Coddington. The feline inspired bottle is designed via the equally esteemed Fabien Baron, Art Director. Based on a take of Coddington’s own whimsical sketch, perfectly capturing her love of the furry creatures.
Her fond childhood memories of rose gardens, combined with Floris’ classic Red Rose eau du toilette, which she wore during her very early modelling days as a luxurious treat, provided the backdrop to the olfactory infusion. With the resulting scent a modern interpretation of white musk, peach blossom, amber crystal-Moroccan rose. “My mother had a rose garden, and it just never occurred to me to smell like any other smell except rose,” explained Coddington to Vogue. Grace by Grace Coddington will hit beauty counter’s exclusively @ Dover Street Markets on April 19.
With a career spanning over 25 years at American Vogue, the former Creative Director, has taken on her new role at American Vogue, as Creative Director @ Large, effective immediately, according to BoF & Vogue. Her distinctive voice will remain vital to the direction of American Vogue, however this is the first time Coddington will permit her focus on more personal projects, since joining the magazine in 1988. Including the fragrance (launch), a memoir & other fashion/ film projects whilst balancing her role to produce fashion stories/ imagery for American Vogue.
” It will be nice to collaborate, and nice to go out [and] give talks to people. It’s just another approach. I’m certainly not going into retirement. I don’t want to sit around.” explained Coddington to BoF, whom will be represented by the Great Bowery Agency.
Photo: Courtesy Fabien Baron / Trunk Archive
Photographed by Tim Walker, Vogue, March 2016; Illustrations by Grace Coddington
Photo: Norman Parkinson Ltd / Courtesy Norman Parkinson Archive