Ever since The September Issue was released, we’ve all had a soft spot for Grace Coddington. The Creative Director of Vogue may have been just a name on the masthead before the documentary, now she’s the unsung hero of the fashion bible. While she’s a household name now, the fashion industry has always been fans.
Grace is turning designer thanks to Balenciaga. She has created a small collection of accessories for the luxury label inspired by her cat Pumpkin. The aptly named Pumpkin collection will be launched on the 6th of September, the same night as Fashion’s Night Out.
The collection will feature bags and scarves as well as hand-drawn illustrations by Grace which show her cat modeling some of Balenciaga’s best looks from the past 10 years. The standout item in the collection is The Papier tote which retails for around R8300.
The collection will be available in limited numbers in Balenciaga stores in New York and Los Angeles with 20% of the proceeds going towards The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons.