Former Vogue Editor Grace Mirabella Passed Away at 92
Sadly, the editor of American Vogue throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Grace Mirabella passed away at the age of 92. Grace was a no-nonsense champion of practical fashion whose death news was announced on December 23, 2021.
She took over as editor from the more whimsical and bohemian Diana Vreeland in 1971 and stayed until 1988. Sadly, nothing has been reported clarifying Grace Mirabella’s cause of death.
She began her work at Macys in New York before joining Saks Fifth Avenue‘s PR department. She is a native of New Jersey and has a bachelor’s degree in economics.
Mirabella set about taming Vreeland’s fashion fantasies, blaming her allegiances on a new generation of working women who prioritized employment and financial independence.
The magazine’s circulation tripled during her tenure. Mirabella, on the other hand, felt and was viewed as being behind the times by the 1980s. “I couldn’t take the frills and the glitter and the $40,000 ball dresses,” she said in her memoirs, “I couldn’t handle the frills and the sparkle and the $40,000 ball gowns.”
Clothes in the 1980s, she continued, “were about labels, designers were about being celebrities, and it was all, on a larger and larger scale, about money,” and fashion had devolved into “a self-reverential game full of jokes and pastiches that amused the fashion community enormously but did nothing at all for the woman shopping and trying to find something to wear.”
Condé Nast replaced Mirabella with Anna Wintour at Vogue in 1988, and she still holds the post.
“Grace managed Vogue through a pivotal period in American history, emancipation, sexual liberation, and crucial and hard-won women’s rights,” Wintour said in a tribute on Friday. “She avoided fantasy and escapism in favor of a stylish, minimalist aesthetic that spoke simply and directly to our newly emancipated lifestyles.”
Reactions to Grace Mirabella’s Death
Several fans, friends, and supporters reacted and stated their condolences on social media websites following this tragic news.
One wrote: “RIP Grace Mirabella! You empowered women and your legacy will live on in Texas as women fight for their rights. You were an inspiration!”
Another tweeted: “#RIP to editor #GraceMirabella, who once launched a magazine of her own. (OMG, she was 91, time flies!) #GraceMirabella was 92 actually, correction here… perfect for a tribute to an editor. ;)”
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