Geek Girl Of The Week: Grace Coddington

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Who: Grace Coddington

Type of Geek: Fashionista Geek

Longtime editor-in-chief Anna Wintour might take up most of the Vogue spotlight, but everyone knows that the real star of the fashion show is creative director Grace Coddington. Originally a model for Vogue in her twenties, her career in front of the camera came to a halt when a car accident left her disfigured. However, instead of abandoning the industry, she decided to focus on the editorial side of the business and pursue a career in styling and production.

As seen in the fantastic documentary The September Issue, Coddington contrasts Wintour in almost every way: Wintour is always dressed to the nines in her Chanel suits and page-boy haircut, while Coddington often looks like she just rolled out of bed, shuffling around the office in worn-out clogs with her hair a fiery mess—and that’s why fashionista geeks girls worship her! Just because she doesn’t look the part of a Vogue staffer doesn’t mean that she has any less love for the biz. If anything, it goes to show that you can’t judge a magazine editor by her cover.

To read more about other Fashionista Geek Goddesses like Grace, pre-order your copy of Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, And Other Misfits Are Taking Over The World.

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Leslie is the author of Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World, out now through It Books. She is also the author of Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes and co-author of Everybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.