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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Return to Splendour. September 2017.

Dear Rowley, While recording a short interview for a film about Savile Row the other day I was asked what made me throw so much energy behind British bespoke tailoring? I believe the epiphany came at the Paris menswear shows … Continue reading

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21st Century Blues. August 2017.

Dear Rowley, As the Wicked Witch croaked as she was melting, ‘What a world! What a world!’ I ask you, how did we get from the tattooed lady that Victorians would pay a shilling to gawp at in a circus … Continue reading

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Jewellery for Gentlemen. August 2017.

Dear Rowley, After all these years, I think you’ve gathered that I’ve always had a magpie’s eye for jewellery. Over the years I’ve progressed from writing about fine jewellery in the FT and the old International Herald Tribune to styling … Continue reading

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Weak in the Presence of Beauty. July 2017.

Dear Rowley, It is ten years since Cartier last launched its high jewellery collection, L’Inde Mysterieuse, in London at Lancaster House. That was one of the most glamorous parties of my life, crowned when legendary beauty the Rajmata of Jaipur made one … Continue reading

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