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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Postcards from the Edge. December 2016.

Dear Rowley, I do believe that symmetry in time is never purely coincidental. A day after her daughter died, Hollywood musical royalty Debbie Reynolds has also passed away saying she wanted to be with the brilliant actress/author Carrie Fisher. Can … Continue reading

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Down Under. April 2014.

Dear Rowley, This morning the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their infant Prince George arrived in New Zealand to commence their tour of the Colonies Down Under. Much speculation has been made by hastily appointed media royal watchers about … Continue reading

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Tender is the Night. May 2013.

Dear Rowley, The Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc has been the mise-en-scène for the most enchanted evenings in the history of the Cannes Film Festival and none more so than amfAR’s 20th anniversary gala. The promenade that slopes from the hotel’s perch … Continue reading

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Hollywood Costume. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, Hollywood Costume at the V&A deserves another letter. I was fascinated by the hour and a half spent with the curator Deborah Landis at the private view of the exhibition. As you know, I curated a rather large … Continue reading

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