Vivien Leigh. September 2017.

Dear Rowley, I recall many years ago filming a documentary about Vivien Leigh for Channel 4 in which I commented that her life and her art on screen were in total harmony: from the skittish, delicious, courageous minx Scarlett O’Hara … Continue reading

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The Race. July 1016.

Dear Rowley, In breaking news, further evidence that US Vogue¬†editor-in-chief Anna Wintour might be losing her touch. Apparently, she’s been advising Democratic US Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton on image. If the outfits she’s worn for the Democratic nomination rally are … Continue reading

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Racing Demon. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, As Nan Kemper always said when she dropped an earring into the shag rug at Yves Saint Laurent’s Rive Gauche apartment, ‘thank you for your prayers’. I have had so many emails, texts, letters and telephone calls after … Continue reading

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The Love Quest. December 2015.

Dear Rowley, Both you and I can just remember the days when television still showed black and white programmes. I in particular remember the Saturday matinee double bill of classic films shown on BBC2 before I was even in my … Continue reading

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Crimes of Fashion. August 2015.

Dear Rowley, I have an immense amount of respect for the fashion industry. It employs millions, makes billions, gives people pleasure and ostensibly makes the world a prettier place. Fashion was still a relatively small, closed world when I first … Continue reading

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