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17 October

Grace Coddington biopic in the works

A Grace Coddington film is on its way to the big screen! After her standout appearance in seminal fashion documentary The September Issue in 2011, a biopic of the flame-haired fashion insider’s life is in the works. The 74-year-old confirmed that the rights to her best-selling memoir, Grace, have been acquired by A24, the production company behind The Bling Ring, Ex Machina and Obvious Child. As the long-standing creative director of US Vogue, Coddington has set the tone for the evolution of fashion editorial, working with the biggest names in photography including Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Norman Parkinson and Annie Leibovitz, but it was her surprise smash hit in The September Issue that launched her into the public consciousness. The fly-on-the-wall documentary delved into the arduous process behind the September issue of US Vogue, traditionally the most important of the year because of its vast number of pages. While it was expected that Anna Wintour would play a starring role, it was her right-hand woman who caught the camera’s eye, stealing the show by daring to stay true to her own vision in the face of commercial pressure, and answering back to the famously formidable editor-in-chief.