Vogue’s Creative Director Sells Memoir for Seven Figures

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Grace Coddington, The 'September Issue' star and former model, has inked a $1.2 million sale with Random House.

Vogue’s creative director, Grace Coddington has sold her memoir to Random House for seven figures. The September Issue’s personality—who won the hearts of fans as the passion-filled alternative to Vogue’s tough-as-nails editor Anna Wintour-reportedly co-wrote the book with Vogue writer Michael Roberts.

The tome covers Coddington’s life, including her modeling days in London during the ‘60s, a car accident at 26 which changed her life and career drastically—she lost an eyelid and had to undergo extensive plastic surgery—her rise from junior editor to photo editor at British Vogue, and eventually her entrance into American Vogue in 1988.

Coddington told Women’s Wear Daily that the book, rumored to have sold for $1.2 million, will be about fashion. "It's more than just about me," she said.

Coddington already has two books published: Gracie: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue (2002’s $700 photo and coffee-table book) and 2006's illustrated book titled Catwalk Cats.