Grace Coddington Sells Memoir to Random House in Seven-Figure Deal


Grace Coddington, the creative director of Vogue who won hearts in the documentary The September Issue and stole the limelight from Anna Wintour, has sold her memoir to Susan Kamil at Random House for a rumored $1.2 million. The book will reportedly be co-written with Michael Roberts, a Vogue writer. Ms. Coddington was represented by the literary agent Elyse Cheney.

The news is contrary to a recent assertion by Page Six that Ms. Coddington had “put the project aside” and indicates that rumors that it was Ms. Wintour who was shopping a memoir were misplaced.

Random House had no comment, but Ms. Coddington reportedly began planning this book back in 2010. Back then, WWD reported that it would cover “her modeling days in Sixties London, the car accident that changed her career path and her ascendancy through fashion’s ranks as a stylist and editor at British Vogue and, later, its American counterpart.”