Hot off the press: the Vogue artistic director since 1988, Grace Coddington has decided to take some distance from her main styling duties at the reference American fashion magazine to turn to more personal ventures; among them is a planned collaboration in fragrance-making with Comme des Garçons...
You can read more about her new, general creative thought-process here; meanwhile here is what she has to say about her future work with CDG, which appears all the more exciting to her because she is a newbie at it, while feeling she has affinities to explore further with the house,
"I've always been a big fan of Comme des Garçons. I never take the commercial approach, and the process of it is fascinating to me. I don't know how to produce a perfume."
According to Vogue, the future Coddington perfume is rose-scented and its bottle will be cat-shaped as the fashion editor can't live without cats.
Comme des Garçons have an established track record by now of co-creating fragrances with creative personalities, which is their take on the celebrity fragrance segment of the market. They did perfumes with milliner Stephen Jones; heiress, socialite and fashion icon Daphne Guinness; singer Pharrell Williams.
Coddington will continue creating four editorials a year for Vogue but is now artistic director at large as she wishes to expand the range of her endeavours.