Grace Coddington has resigned as the Creative Director of U.S. Vogue

Grace Coddington has resigned as the Creative Director of U.S. Vogue

After nearly 30 years at the magazine, Grace Coddington has stepped down as the Creative Director of US Vogue reports Business of Fashion.

A spokesperson for American Vogue confirmed the news stating, "After more than 25 years at American Vogue, Grace Coddington will assume the role of creative director at large and take on additional projects outside the magazine. She will work on several Vogue fashion shoots throughout the year."

A former model, Coddington gained huge popularity after featuring in the 2009 documentary film "The September Issue" alongside American Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour.

Commenting on her departure Coddington said, "I'm not running away from Vogue, because it has opened so many doors. But it will be nice to collaborate, and nice to go out [and] give talks to people. It's just another approach. I'm certainly not going into retirement. I don't want to sit around."

There are currently no plans to replace Coddington in the role.