Grace Coddington was born on April 20, 1941. Born in Wales, Grace spent her youth living in a hotel owned by her parents. At the age of 18, she moved to London where she began her career as a successful model before joining British Vogue as a junior editor in 1968.
Grace began working at American Vogue in 1988 and spent 27 years as the magazine’s Creative Director. She has collaborated with countless leading fashion photographers and in 2002 received the prestigious CFDA Lifetime Achievement award.
Along the way, Grace and her partner, Didier Malige, did published The Catwalk Cats in 2006, a book of drawings and photographs of their cats. Grace is hopelessly devoted to her cats, Pumpkin and Blanket, who she’s put front and center in many of her fashion collaborations. And now also with Louis Vuitton!
Louis Vuitton announced their new collaboration during their Cruise 2019 show. We’re really excited about this new collaboration. It sees the iconic Louis Vuitton logo remixed with illustrations of the two cats, Pumpkin and Blanket. You can also expect patent leather bags in the shape of each pet. A designer bag with cute kittens on it, sounds perfect right? The collection is available from October 26. Stay tuned!