Is it okay if I gush for a moment? I love Grace.
Like pretty much everyone who saw The September Issue, I think she stole the show. The scene when she wanders through Versailles and reflects on all the history it's seen has to be my favorite part of the film, and every day I try to remember her advice to never close your eyes because you might miss something.
She inspires me because she manages to be uncompromisingly creative, but can marry her vision with the realities of business. She fights for what she believes in, but does so with... well, grace.
She turned 70 this month, and her party at Indochine looked like quite the celebration--Vogue.com has terrific photos and an inspiring write up from André Leon Talley.
What a fascinating life she's had.
And I have to say, I hope my next birthday is half as fun, let alone my 70th!
Images from Vogue.com, The September Issue and Fashionologie
Happy Birthday, Grace. You really do take the cake.