Grace Coddington returns as a model for Calvin Klein
Grace Coddington has been coaxed back in front of the camera for a Calvin Klein ad campaign.
The British-born, former creative director at large for American Vogue began her career as a model, before going on to produce some of fashion's most memorable imagery.
Grace appears alongside models Kate Moss and Anna Ewers, musician and actor Henry Rollins, and rapper Young Thug, in CK’s Fall 2016 campaign, shot by rising British photographer Tyrone Lebon. But she admitted being on the other side of the camera again took some getting used to.
"It is funny to be on the other side of the camera, particularly of such a young photographer. I’ve been photographed by quite a lot of photographers, but mostly all the old ones, not so many of the young ones," she told Vogue.com in an interview. "You do feel a difference between now and the ’60s when I used to model. It’s exciting."
Grace is seen in the campaign images wearing two sleek black looks; a classic black suit, and a long tunic style dress over trousers, both designed by Calvin Klein Collection’s former creative director Francisco Costa. And the 75-year-old recognised she is among some very "cool" company in the images, and shares that she was thrilled to be asked to join the campaign. Calvin Klein was the company that tempted the former British Vogue editor to move to the United States in 1987, and Grace worked under Calvin himself. "It felt really flattering to be asked... I guess they think I’m cool because think the whole campaign seemed to be about being cool," she laughed.
Interestingly for Grace, who recently released her own fragrance, she shares that advertising is the one area of fashion she isn't really that experienced in.
"I did very little advertising back in the day because I was kind of too weird looking. I wasn’t a classic beauty type of a model, so I did mostly editorial," she explained.