The Master of Swish. January 2015.

Dear Rowley, The inspiration for my appreciation of fashion was two-fold. Hollywood movies costumed by the greats such as Travis Banton, Edith Head, Irene, Orry Kelly and Travilla taught the power of glamour. But it was portrait artists such as … Continue reading

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Red Carpets In The Rain. February 2013.

Dear Rowley, Don’t you adore the BAFTA Awards? I always love to see the bemusement on our Hollywood friends’ faces as they try to compute whether Stephen Fry is sending them a valentine or sending them up. Yet more amusing … 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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