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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Costume Drama. June 2015.

Dear Rowley, How many times were you asked as a boy what you wanted to be when you grew up? Having visited the Crown Jewels before most boys had varnished their first conker I always said I wanted to be … Continue reading

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Bunga Bunga! February 2011

Dear Rowley, Have you ever been to a Bunga Bunga party a la Silvio Berlusconi? I think I have but did not realise until in retrospect. There was a lady – and I use that word loosely – on Radio … Continue reading

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