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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Fashion. February 2018.

Dear Rowley, As you know, I have been immersed in Savile Row bespoke tailoring for many a year. I am also very old so many of the editors today who look young enough to me to be in kindergarten, do … Continue reading

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Morning Tales. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, I first came across Giles Deacon when he was showing a couture collection in the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, alongside Vivienne Westwood, Valentino and a treasure chest of jewellers including Graff and Van Cleef & Arpels. He was … Continue reading

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On the Clock & Off the Bottle. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I’m thinking of reviving the late, great Diana Vreeland’s Why Don’t You? column for Harper’s Bazaar on Twitter. My first money-saving style tip is ‘why don’t you purchase children’s T-shirts at Uniqlo and spend the VAT on Tequila?’ I’ve also … Continue reading

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Flappers. November 2013.

Dear Rowley, To the private view of the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! exhibition at Somerset House on Tuesday as a guest of the lovely Shaun Leane. Titles are so important don’t you find? The exhibit of outfits designed by the … Continue reading

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