Jewellery for Gentlemen. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, Well, the manuscript for Jewellery for Gentlemen is finished and at the last count we have about 500 pictures in the files; many of them shot especially for the book by Andy Barnham. I’ve gone cross-eyed checking thousands of Academy … Continue reading

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Fashion. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, Scorchio today in Britain today, no? It was still over thirty degrees at 6.30pm so I nipped round to the camp Greco-Roman pool next door and cooled-off like a hippo in the Chobe river. Yet another reason to … Continue reading

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The Met Ball. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, The annual Metropolitan Museum gala ball is ostensibly a fund raiser and the opening night of the exhibition du jour: this year a celebration of the remarkable Anglo-American couturier Charles James entitled Beyond Fashion. Of course the true purpose … Continue reading

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Pale & Interesting. May 2013.

Dear Rowley, I’ve been keeping rather a hawk’s eye watch on the Cannes Film Festival in advance of the amfAR show and dinner next week. As you know it is aeons ago since I last reported on the women’s runway … Continue reading

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