Man of Letters. May 2016.

Dear Rowley, In my extensive, some would say exhaustive, research into the history of Savile Row, there is a frustrating lack of information about the founding fathers: Gieves, Hawkes, Kilgour, Davies, Huntsman, Anderson or Sheppard. Of them all, the most … Continue reading

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Iconoclasm. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, An invitation to a gala performance of James Phillips’s play McQueen that transferred from the St. James’s to the Haymarket Theatre the other night in the company of Mrs T. As per, we tore a crab claw at Sheekey’s Oyster … Continue reading

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Divine Intervention. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I thought it was fitting that, on the day the Trots voted Jeremy Corbyn to lead the Labour Party, I returned to Chatsworth House to view the Duke of Devonshire’s latest contemporary art and design installation Make Yourself … Continue reading

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Savage Beauty. March 2015.

Dear Rowley, To the V&A yesterday for the preview of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. The press is already speaking of the embellished retrospective of the late designer’s work that first showed at New York’s Met Museum as a record breaker. I had … Continue reading

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Black Magic. December 2014.

Dear Rowley, You must have thought I’d been white slaved to Latin America. Well sorry to disappoint. How the devil have you been? The reason I went all Imitation Game on friends and family is twofold. I have stopped smoking – … Continue reading

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