Jewelry for Gentlemen. June 2018.

Dear Rowley, One of the greatest pleasures for an author is the moment when advance copies of work that has taken the best part of a year to write and photograph finally lands in Thames & Hudson’s office in London. … Continue reading

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Madame X. May 2016.

Dear Rowley, This weekend I reacquainted myself with an old favourite movie made in 1966, Madame X, starring two totally underrated Hollywood actresses Lana Turner and Constance Bennett. It was Connie’s last film and Jean Louis made her and Lana look gloriously … Continue reading

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Burlington Arcade Bazaar. November 2012.

Dear Rowley, Don’t you sometimes get the feeling that it’s all too much? You’re trying your best to stay on the good foot and yet some mischievous sprite keeps on strewing your path with banana skins. I did get back … 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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There’s No Place Like Home. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, The undisputed high point of the week if not the year was filming a preview of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s upcoming Hollywood Costume exhibition for an ITV This Morning feature next Thursday at noon so set your … Continue reading

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