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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Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. May 2018.

Dear Rowley, If there was a BAFTA or an EMMY for costume design on television the winner hands down would be Marion Boyce who has dressed Essie Davis as Phryne Fisher for three seasons of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Set in … 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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Rebel Rebel. January 2016.

Dear Rowley, Interesting that the news of David Bowie’s death was first released on Twitter. Within minutes everyone from Iggy Pop to the Archbishop of Canterbury via Cher, David Cameron, Kanye West and Harry Styles were tweeting condolences and huge … Continue reading

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