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As Grace Coddington steps down as Vogue creative director, her six quotes to live by

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Grace Coddington is stepping down as the creative director of American Vogue, after more than 25 years at the fashion bible. 

The news, revealed by the industry website Business of Fashion today, will come as a shock to many.

"Grace Coddington will assume the role of creative director at large and take on additional projects outside the magazine," a spokesperson for the publication confirmed. "She will work on several Vogue fashion shoots throughout the year."

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Grace Coddington was discovered as a model, aged 17

Coddington's relationship with Vogue began when they discovered her as a model aged 17. After a serious eye injury from a car accident, she started working as a junior editor at British Vogue.

More than 25 years later, she has gained a reputation as one of the most influential individuals in the fashion industry.

"I really love Vogue, it's been in my life always," Coddington told Business of Fashion. "I'm not running away from Vogue, because it has opened so many doors.

"I'm certainly not going into retirement. I don't want to sit around."

Coddington became internationally known after appearing in the 2009 documentary The September Issue, which followed the behind-the-scenes drama during the production of the magazine. 

As the voice of reason and a lyrical antidote to editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's no-nonsense approach, Coddington became a hero to both the public and industry insiders.

Grace Coddington The September Issue

To celebrate the legendary stylist's career, we've chosen six of her best quotes.

Listen up, everyone: Grace Coddington knows best.

"Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you."

Another day at the office #cantseetheclothes!

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"Do I dream very much? Do I dream predominantly about fashion? No. I dream much more about cats."

 

There, there now , Mother's here! #Bart #wet #fellinpool

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"You have to be tougher. You have to learn the way to beat your path through, to make yourself felt, and make yourself necessary."

"I can, too, be a bitch sometimes."

 

Self portrait. For more naked people, visit http://paddle8.com/auctions/noclothes before it ends May 16

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"I loved all the boys with the soft sad eyes, and lost souls."

Can you believe mother cropped my head off her selfie? When I'm SUCH a handsome cat!!

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"I still weave dreams, finding inspiration wherever I can and looking for romance in the real, not the digital, world."

Pictures: Rex Features / Instagram: @therealgracecoddington

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