Prize Giving. February 2017.

Dear Rowley, Didn’t the Duchess of Cambridge stand out like a mile of style at the BAFTAs last night? The off-the-shoulder, floor-length Alexander McQueen evening dress was a couturier’s eye view of how to dress an HRH when meeting Hollywood. … Continue reading

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Savage Beauty. March 2015.

Dear Rowley, To the V&A yesterday for the preview of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. The press is already speaking of the embellished retrospective of the late designer’s work that first showed at New York’s Met Museum as a record breaker. I had … Continue reading

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Luxury. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, Having been asked to give a lecture about luxury for Chaumet – Imperial jewellers to the court of Napoleon I – in Paris next month, my thoughts turned to the obvious cliche that celebrity is the new aristocracy. … Continue reading

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Everybody Loves Oscar. March 2014.

Dear Rowley, I had the great misfortune to catch the last five minutes of Jeremy Kyle’s show while waiting for ITV This Morning’s Oscar coverage to begin at 6am. I wonder who this ringmaster of Broken Britain’s most repulsive ambassadors … Continue reading

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My Last Duchess. January 2013.

Dear Rowley, Did you see the Duchess of Cambridge’s new portrait? It was hung at the National Portrait Gallery yesterday and the artist, Paul Emsley, received the Duke and Duchess for a brief private view. We all know the poor … Continue reading

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