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BOWING OUT WITH GRACE: Jay Fielden, new editor in chief of Town & Country, is no longer writing Grace Coddington’s memoir. Back in October, he told WWD that he was able to save the book when his house in Connecticut caught fire and burned to the ground. But Coddington confirmed on Thursday that Fielden, with whom she’d worked in the past on a coffee-table book, is no longer involved with her autobiography. “We both recently began to realize that having a job like Jay’s wasn’t going to allow us the time it takes to write a story as detailed as mine,” said Coddington. “So we shed a few tears and agreed to reconvene for volume two.”

And Fielden added, "I may not write this version of the story but I can't help feeling I'll one day return to the year I spent imagining I was a fashion legend with enormous red hair."

Coddington, creative director at Vogue, noted it’s too early to say who will take over for Fielden.


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