Grace Coddington, Vogue’s creative director since 1988, often provokes a narrative in her notoriously emotive editorials. As a Vogue employee for nearly 50 years, she has put this ability to use, particularly in the early 2000s, when the magazine began to interpret some of the most popular storybook narratives of all time. Vogue’s first storybook portfolio, portraying Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova as Alice from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, earned raves, many thanks undoubtedly due to Coddington’s styling work, which attempted to imitate the essence of John Tenniel’s original drawings for Carroll’s novel. In the following years, Grace, alongside acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz, has shot everything from Keira Knightley as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, to Lady Gaga as Hansel and Gretel’s cunning villain in the ultimate pairing of the art and entertainment worlds.
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