The legendary creative director of Vogue US, Grace Coddington, is stepping down from her long time role at the magazine - but it appears the move is less dramatic than it sounds. Although Grace will no longer be the magazine's creative director, the magazine aren't rushing to fill her role, and she will continue to keep an office and assistant at the magazine's HQ. A spokesperson explained that the change only means she'll be able to now collaborate with other companies too: "After more than 25 years at American Vogue, Grace Coddington will assume the role of 'creative director at large' and take on additional projects outside the magazine. She will work on several Vogue fashion shoots throughout the year."
Coddington explained why she made the decision: “I’m not running away from Vogue, because it has opened so many doors. But it will be nice to collaborate, and nice to go out [and] give talks to people. It’s just another approach. I’m certainly not going into retirement. I don’t want to sit around.”