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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A Night in Paris. October 2016.

Dear Rowley, To Paris last week for Arena Homme + to interview Lanvin design director Lucas Ossendrijver who is celebrating his tenth year at the oldest couture house in France. 2014 was the house of Lanvin’s 125th birthday and founder Jeanne Lanvin … Continue reading

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Gucci Coup. January 2016.

Dear Rowley, A sharp reminder of why I don’t report on the men’s runway shows was delivered by the excellent fashion writer Tim Blanks in a piece for The Business of Fashion about Alessandro Michele’s Autumn/Winter 2016 Gucci show. As you’ll … Continue reading

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Go West. February 2015.

Dear Rowley, I see Madonna has got t’Internet smoking like a pistol over her performance of Living for Love at this year’s Grammy awards. M returned to the Hispanic bullfighting theme previously explored in Take a Bow and La Isla Bonita. Her black … Continue reading

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Fashion. January 2015.

Dear Rowley, Awoke this morning with a fatal sense of optimism and well-being. I say fatal because the moment you pre-ordain a day lucky is the moment Dame Nemesis casts a spiteful glance towards Bloomsbury and, before you know it, … Continue reading

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