Today, creative director of American Vogue and break-out star of The September Issue, Grace Coddington, has revealed that she “hates” Instagram.
The comments might come as a surprise to many, coming from a woman who has forged a successful career through designing and styling photographs.
Speaking to American Vogue, Coddington says:
“I hate Instagram, actually.”
“I think it really interferes with people’s lives and things and it’s pathetic how everyone's photographing everything they're eating all the time,” she says.
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“Everybody uses it instead of reading the newspapers these days. People want you to know that they're holidaying in Greece. I mean, really.”
The 74-year-old former model joined Instagram a year ago, and got off to a controversial start when the photo-sharing network shut down her account after she posted her first image (top image) claiming it ‘breached their nudity policy.’
“The first one I posted, my whole account got taken down because I was naked, which was ironic: It's a goddamn cartoon!”
She has since only posted 28 images.
Coddington is currently promoting the reissue of her book Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue.