Category Is. May 2018.

Dear Rowley, Last night New York hosted fashion’s Oscars: the annual Metropolitan Museum Gala ball chaired by Condé Nast creative director Anna Wintour in aid of the Met’s Costume Institute. Mortals would have to sell a kidney for the ticket … Continue reading

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Madonna Rising. February 2018.

Dear Rowley, I am still pondering the ‘Me Too’ movement and the feminist activism by show business personalities like Jennifer Lawrence who is taking a year off acting to ‘empower’ women and Emma Watson who has donated $1 million to … Continue reading

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Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, As RuPaul would say, ‘we’re all born naked and the rest is … Balenciaga!’ For fashion queens, Spanish couturier Cristobal Balenciaga is the Rosetta Stone of late 20th and 21st century fashion. Rather cleverly, the Victoria & Albert … Continue reading

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Risky Business. May 2016.

Dear Rowley, Much criticism for the Duchess of Cambridge’s debut Vogue cover for June 2016 celebrating the centenary of the British fashion bible. Shot by Josh Olins in the grounds of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Amner Hall estate in … Continue reading

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