I "met" Grace thanks to her works from Vogue. I've been collecting this magazine since I was a teen, and I met her work around, maybe, 1997. As I don't have here my magazines, I can't say wich editorial I saw first, but I started to look her work with a different light.
So when I began to really appreciate her work, I wanted to know more about her, and became fascinated by her history.
Grace was born on the island of Anglesey (Wales, 1941). She became interested in fashion during her teens and was always trying to get some Vogue magazine, although in her village was three months late. At 17, someone sent photos of herself to a contest of the aforementioned magazine, and she won the Junior category, thus becoming Vogue model.
With 28 years began working as a Junior Editor for BRITISH Vogue, and in 1988 moved to USA to work with Anna Wintour as Creative Director for U.S. Vogue.
So, why I love this woman?
First of all, I don't admire her for being a model, or the Creative Director for U.S. Vogue, or for working with the great Anna. I admire her because, like me, she was in a little village, apart from the world. Like me, she had a dream, and qith a little bit of luck, she started to make it come true. I admire her because she' one of the best professionals that I've ever seen; every editorial she makes stoles my heart and everytime I rad/listen to this story of the life, I gained confidence and strength to continue fighting for my dream.
Some of her editorials for Vogue U.S.
I hope some day to shake her hand and say that from all my muses, she has always been the most inspired me.