Hubert the Great. March 2018.

Dear Rowley, Saddened to hear that one of the greats of golden era Paris couture, Count Hubert de Givenchy, has died aged ninety-one. A second son of the Marquis de Givenchy, Hubert studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and … Continue reading

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Consider Yourself. December 2015.

Dear Rowley, The British can be forgive for not basking in the post-Christmas glow any longer than we have to. Half of Yorkshire is under water making the government’s foreign aid policy – Louboutins for African dictators’ wives – appear … Continue reading

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Maximum Modelling. August 2013.

Dear Rowley, Back in the day before the old queen died, I was gainfully employed to write interview scripts for a David Bailey three-parter on Channel 4 called Models Close-Up in 1997. Thanks to the lobbying of a dear old friend Gill Wilson, … Continue reading

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Hollywood Costume. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, Hollywood Costume at the V&A deserves another letter. I was fascinated by the hour and a half spent with the curator Deborah Landis at the private view of the exhibition. As you know, I curated a rather large … Continue reading

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Liza’s Back. June 2011.

Dear Rowley, Sorry for not writing sooner darling. This week has been sublimely ridiculous. Last night Jay Jopling hosted a party in that fabulous Georgian townhouse on Portland Place to unveil Shaun Leane’s diamond and chain mail gauntlet glove created … Continue reading

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