Willie Christie In Conversation With Grace Coddington at Fashion Institute of Technology
19 Oct 2023
The FIT Library will host a conversation between iconic British fashion photographer and director Willie Christie, and legendary Vogue style director Grace Coddington. Christie will talk about his first-ever book of photography, Willie Christie—A Very Distinctive Style: Then and Now. A Q&A will follow.
Willie Christie was born a while ago. During the ‘70s and early ‘80s he worked extensively as a photographer with British Vogue. His portfolio includes award-winning advertising campaigns (L’Oréal and Yves Saint Laurent), fashion and portrait work for international icons (e.g., Cary Grant, Grace Jones, Catherine Deneuve) and rock ‘n’ roll album covers and portraits (e.g., Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, and more). After winning a series of awards and being featured in several exhibitions, the lure of film pulled him away from photographs. In 1982, he moved into the realm of writing and directing commercials and music videos, such as for Pink Floyd’s Final Cut album and the first cinema commercial for Medway shoes. The launch of Christie’s Limited Edition Collection in 2011 marked the first time the photographer delved into his personal archives to showcase work that hadn’t been displayed for over three decades.
This event is free and open to the public; please RSVP at the link below so the organizers can have an accurate headcount.