Maybe it’s because Harry Potter and the Cursed Child just came out, but after watching Teen Vogue’s ode to Condé mainstay Grace Coddington, the first thing that came to mind were the words of Sirius Black: “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” From the video — an homage to the grace of Grace as told by her former assistants — it’s clear that the fashion frontrunner is the ultimate counterpoint to the Miranda Priestly stereotype. In addition to possessing a fantastic, one-of-a-kind imagination that’s given rise to some of Vogue’s most iconic editorials, Coddington is apparently the world’s best boss. “You taught me how to fight, you taught me how to tell a story, you taught me the importance of a good laugh,” Samira Nasr insists to her mentor. Vanity Fair fashion and style director Jessica Diehl swears that Grace still impacts “lots and lots and lots of parts of [her] life.” Watch the full video below and prepare to feel even more longing to learn, firsthand, the divine secrets of the Grace Coddington sisterhood.
(And for the full story pick up the September Issue of Teen Vogue, out on national newsstands August 16.)