Nov 21, 2012 6:16AM

Grace Coddington's Twitter Takeover

Talks about her cat Pumpkin, Ryan Gosling, and her modelling comeback.
Grace covers the current issue of i-D, shot by Arthur Elgort

To promote her autobiography Grace: A Memoir, Grace Coddington commandeered US Vogue’s Twitter account yesterday for an #askgrace session with readers. In addition to having the best hair in the business, not to mention the balls to stand up to Anna Wintour (as seen in The September Issue), Grace is also one of the few people in fashion who says what they think. Her disclaimer before the session started: “I can't believe I am doing this. I hope I don't screw it up. I hope I can keep it clean. — GC”

Below are some highlights, but for more on Grace, buy her book!

From @tkbarnes23: I adore your work, and you've inspired me to start a career in fashion, hopefully one day in your position. Advice?
You can have it now — I'm busy working on my book! — GC

From @MelissaCamp1: What living person(s) outside the fashion world inspire your work?
That’s a few too many to choose from. One that comes to mind is Pedro Almodovar — GC

From @dwightthethird: hi Ms. Coddington! who is that one person you'd secretly wish to see on the cover of Vogue?
Pumpkin — GC [Ed's Note: Pumpkin appeared in the below Vogue editorial with Karen Elson, but is yet to grace the cover.]

From @fashionologie: What's the craziest thing that's happened on one of your sets?
I don’t know about on set, but this Twitter takeover is getting pretty wild — GC

From @CristinaDamora: Anything you wish you'd known in your late twenties?
How good it is to be 70 — GC

From @frenchgirlnyc: What is your beauty routine and any favorite products you use?
Soap and water — GC
@frenchgirlnyc: You are low maintenance and yet so lovely. xx
You don't know the half of it — GC

From @BennyAtLast: May I braid your hair? Just to see how it looks!
That sounds creepy — GC

From @hectorroblesm: Do you miss your days as a model?
I'm making a comeback on the cover of @iD_magazine — GC

From @officialkaram: If you had to date Ryan Gosling or Channing Tatum, who would you pick?
Ryan Gosling — GC

From @tesoshay: If you only had enough time to save one person from a burning building, would you save Anna or your cat?
Well, Anna’s pretty slim and both cats are small, so I think I could save them all — GC

From @ashleyyag1: Did you enjoy filming The September Issue?
Eventually — GC

Any my personal favourite:
From @SatorialGirl: If your life was a movie, what movie would it be?
A Movie — GC

Signing off: "Thanks this was far more fun than I expected. I am going to go have a drink now. I think I need a vodka tonic — GC"

Alice Cavanagh

News & Features

3D Print All Of The Memes

Much printed, very 3D. Wow.


CLUES: Emma Mulholland SS14/15

Exclusive MBFWA talk.


Oyster Fashion: 'B-Side' Shot By Agnieszka Chabros

From the 'NEU ORDER' exhibition.


Youngbloods: Casting @ Chic

Shot by Natalia Parsonson.


Know Your Trends: Rihanna To Get Fashion Icon Status

All of the trends, all of the trends.


Oyster Fashion: 'Boys In The Hood'

Shot by Ferrari Federico.


Lorde's BF James K Lowe On Fame

In a honest blog post.


Exclusive: Di$count To Show During Fashion Week

Plus, they give us some CLUES.


José Neves On Founding Farfetch

How he did it and why it works.


Wu-Tang To Release One Copy Of A Secret Album

It's being housed in a Moroccan vault.


See Inside Kurt Cobain's Abandoned Apartment

New pictures surface from his LA home.


There's A University Course On Miley Cyrus

"The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender, and Media."


Emojis To Become More Culturally Diverse

You're my emoji, it don't matter if you're black or white.


Real Talk From LE1f

Responds to criticism by Lord Jamar.


Exclusive Stream: Mac DeMarco 'Salad Days'

Hear the full album here.


Watch: Anja Rubik In Polish Pop Video

Lo-fi Central Europe style.


Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin Un-Couple

Possibly because Gwyneth hates the British.