Grace Coddington book

When Grace Coddington first appeared in the 2009 documentary 'The September Issue,' the fashion industry was already well aware of her talent and legendary work. And while the film shined light on many of the Vogue staffers, it was Coddington who became the leading star. She was hilariously honest, incredibly creative, and displayed her true passion for clothes and the extraordinary worlds that they can create with aplomb. She has served as fashion editor and creative director at Vogue for over 15 years, and over that period created some of the most iconic fashion images we love today. This month in honor of that work, Phaidon releases a new tome titled, Grace: The American Vogue Years, which showcases her most memorable shoots from her tenor at the publication. There are already a few books published about Coddington and her legacy, but none that displays her work so beautifully.

Grace: The American Vogue Years, $175, Phaidon.com