Grace Coddington is stepping down as Vogue creative director

American Vogue's Grace Coddington (left), who will be stepping down as creative director, seen with editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
American Vogue's Grace Coddington (left), who will be stepping down as creative director, seen with editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. PHOTO: A&E INDIE FILMS

NEW YORK - Vogue creative director Grace Coddington is stepping down, the world's most famous fashion magazine announced on Wednesday.

The 74-year-old, who is revered for having overseen some of the most iconic fashion photography of the past three decades, will not leave the glossy completely, but will become "creative editor at large" and oversee a few articles a year, a spokesman for publisher Conde Nast said.

Far from retiring, the former model is working on a few other things, including a perfume with Japanese label Comme des Garcons and a film about her 2012 autobiography Grace, says The New York Times.

She became a celebrity after the release of the 2009 documentary The September Issue, in which the artistic Coddington clashes with her practical editor, Anna Wintour, over fashion and pagination.