Grace Coddington at 80

Detail, “Brief Encounter,” Vogue, December 1991. Photo: Helmut Newton. Editor: Grace Coddinton. Image: Vogue Archive.

Last month, the inimitable Grace Coddington turned 80. (Read her reminiscence in British Vogue here.) To celebrate, here is a selection of Coddington images featuring Vogue patterns, created in collaboration with Peter Lindbergh, Ellen von Unwerth, and Helmut Newton.

"Seeing Spots" 7054 Women's robe and shorts (1987) "Additional information: shorten shorts."
Naomi Campbell in V7054 in “Seeing Spots,” Vogue, June 1990. Photo: Peter Lindbergh. Editor: Grace Coddington. Image: Vogue Archive.
Christy Turlington in V2478 by Donna Karan, “Jean Seberg,” Vogue, October 1990. Photo: Ellen von Unwerth. Editor: Grace Coddington. Image: Vogue Archive.
Helena Christensen in V7960 with Cindy Crawford in Saint-Tropez in “Brief Encounter,” Vogue, December 1991. Photo: Helmut Newton. Editor: Grace Coddinton. Image: Vogue Archive.

Happy belated birthday, Ms. Coddington!

Grace Coddington models Hayfield 495: Hayfield Bri-Nylon Patterns Designed by Vogue Knitting (1966) Image: Knitting Now and Then.

Patterns in Vogue: Peter Lindbergh, 1944-2019

"Seeing Spots" by Peter Lindbergh - Vogue pattern 7054 Women's robe and shorts (1987) "Additional information: shorten shorts."
Naomi Campbell photographed by Peter Lindbergh for “Seeing Spots,” Vogue, June 1990. Editor: Grace Coddington.

Peter Lindbergh died yesterday. He was 74. (Read the WWD obituary.) The German photographer was a frequent collaborator of Grace Coddington’s. In these images, the duo captured Naomi Campbell and Anna Getaneh in silk pyjamas made from Vogue Patterns.

The patterns are Vogue 7054 and 7079.

Peter Lindbergh's "Nude Study" - Vogue pattern 7079 Men's robe (1987) in silk chiffon
Anna Getaneh photographed by Peter Lindbergh for “Nude Study,” Vogue, November 1989. Editor: Grace Coddington.