"Now is a very difficult time for fashion. It's a difficult time for many things, but fashion particularly," she told Document magazine, reports The Cut. "It breaks my heart to see one person after the other leave their jobs for whatever reason. It breaks my heart even more when I see those people unemployed and not producing what they should be, what I know they can do. There are a lot of great designers - maybe not young - they're hanging around without a job. It's terrible!"
Coddington has been in the industry long enough to see the arrival and departure of many a designer and label. Since she began her fashion career as a model in the Sixties, she has become an industry legend thanks to her work alongside Anna Wintour at American Vogue and her breakout appearance inThe September Issue. Don't miss her in conversation with British Vogue fashion director Lucinda Chambers at the Vogue 100 Festival in partnership with Harrods on the weekend of May 21 and 22.