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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Palazzo Pitti. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, Despite being the only person with English as a mother tongue at the Chaumet summit at Le Meurice, my lecture did seem to please. It is always something of a challenge to present a ‘state of the nation’ … Continue reading

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Dark Heart of Italy. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, After a weekend off in Florence, it was a train to Milano Centrale for the final two days of men’s shows before I return to London. The train to Milan gave much pause for thought – don’t they … Continue reading

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Dress Code. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, In tearing haste, I am furiously packing for Pitti Immagine Uomo’s summer season men’s fashion shows in Florence. Better Half and I fly out tomorrow and are quite frankly viewing the event as a holiday from London. I’ve … Continue reading

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