Grace Coddington Hates Instagram

The legendary Vogue editor says it's "pathetic."
Image via @dior on Instagram 
This week, Vogue creative director, former model, cat enthusiast, and hair icon Grace Coddington is celebrating the re-release of her book, Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue.  The original publication had set the fashion tome at a whopping $5000, while this edition will sell for a (comparatively) more modest $150.  In an interview with the magazine to promote the book's release, Grace not only revealed her current obsession with Natalie Westling and Fernanda Ly, but she also took to expressing her dislike of Instagram (cue the guilt).

Despite having more than 130,000 followers on the social media platform, Grace says she "think[s] 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. People want you to know that they’re holidaying in Greece. I mean, really. The first one I posted, my whole account got taken down because I was naked, which was ironic: It’s a goddamn cartoon!"

We'll agree with her on the point of Instagram's overly stringent censorship policies, but on her disapproval of the network as a whole?  Not so much.  Read more now about how Instagram has shaped the fashion industry and how it has been mobilized by today's youth to send a empowering, innovative messages.

WHO: Tia Elisabeth Glista, Editor at Couturesque magazine
WHERE: Toronto
OBSESSED WITH: Alexander Wang FW15 Footwear
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I founded Couturesque Magazine when I was 15 years old because like many of my peers, I felt ignored and talked down to by all of the other teen fashion publications out there. I figured that at the end of the day, the people who knew the most about my generation, were the people who belonged to it. The fashion industry is becoming increasingly dependent on the creativity of younger voices who challenge the status quo and make us rethink what we wear and why we wear it. And that is exactly what Couturesque set out to celebrate - authenticity, intelligence, originality, and diversity... in other words, what makes Gen-Z tick. Fast-forward to 2016 and we now have a staff of more than a dozen fashion distruptors contributing to our daily content from all around the globe, 100K+ readers following us from Toronto to New York, to London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Tokyo, and Tel Aviv, and a plethora of big-wig industry fans and collaborators. But what matters to us the most is the responsibility that our publication has to make a positive impact in the lives of those who come across it - we stand against retouching our photoshoots and we stand for sharing the beautiful, individual, complex voices of everyone, especially those who feel marginalized by mainstream fashion media. We hope that you love our site as much as we do and that you take the time to follow us (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest / Tumblr / Snapchat / YouTube) throughout our journey to make fashion accessible to the powerful young adults of today.

Tia Elisabeth Glista
Editor in Chief