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Grace Coddington Has a Hot Take About Instagram

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Stop the presses! Alert the media! We have just got a big scoop from the world's largest fashion magazine, Vogue. Former model and creative director of American Vogue Grace Coddington sat down for an interview with none other than the very publication she works for. Where better to control the editorial voice than your own publication where you control the voice?

Coddington is in the midst of promoting the rerelease of her book Grace: A Memoir, which you can purchase for a cool $150 to add to your never-ending coffee table book collection.

When asked about Instagram, Coddington responded saying that she hated it and "it really interferes with people's lives and things and it's pathetic how everyone's photographing everything they're eating all the time. Everybody uses it instead of reading the newspapers these days." As if avoiding the news is not a conscious decision easily rectified.

On Kim and Kanye's cover:

Everybody was beating around the bush, and I said, "Let's just do it. Let's embrace it." That's who everybody wants to know about, so let's try to do it better than most people.

On Instagram's strict anti-female nudity policy:

The first [Instagram] I posted, my whole account got taken down because I was naked, which was ironic: It's a goddamn cartoon!

On digital photography:

For me, there's a little bit of soullessness. The mistake doesn't happen because people correct it. If there's a wrinkle in the dress, I say, "Leave it! Leave it!" It's that little imperfection that I think makes it human and makes me enjoy the picture more.