Catwalk Cats, Signed with Original Drawing by Grace Coddington
[Signed to Joe Harding with Original Drawing] Coddington, Grace. The Catwalk Cats. First Edition. 2006. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition. Book is warmly inscribed, “For Joe ‘Santa,’ many thanks, Grace Coddington.” Below the inscription is an original drawing of a cat with a handwritten caption, “Pumpkin (my new kitten) is longing to meet you …!” Photographs by Didier Malige. Introduction by Sally Singer.
Not since the days of Big and Little Edie has a resident of the Hamptons been as famous for her love of cats as fashion legend Grace Coddington. In this book of fanciful commentary and drawings, she presents a year in the life of her brood of felines, as they hit all the important dates on the fashion calendar, including the Met Gala, the Milan and Paris collections, and much more. The book also includes photographs by Coddington’s longtime romantic interest, Didier Malige. This copy is signed to Joe Hardy, a friend of the designer Marc Jacobs. He played Santa Claus in the New York Marc Jacobs boutique and is photographed in the book in costume as Santa posed with one of Coddington’s cats.
“In April it was Mother’s birthday… Baby and Puff baked a huge cake…. And there was a very big party at Mr. Chow’s—every cool cat in town was there to celebrate.”