These stills are taken from backstage video footage of preparation for Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 1998 fashion show, filmed by renowned set designer Simon Costin, who collaborated with McQueen throughout his career. For this show, originally titled The Golden Shower, the models paraded on a clear Perspex water filled catwalk that turned black during the show. For […]

Almost two decades between these two images of knitwear that I styled yet the cocoon mood remains the same. And I guess I will never tire of smudged make-up and black head wraps… TOP: Photo: Sally Boon Models: Hilde Smith, Baillie Walsh Make-up: IRW BLITZ, # 19, March 1984 BELOW: Photo: Camilla Akrans Models: Paulina Stoltz, Seijo Imazaki Make-up/Hair: […]

At the behest of Simon, Nick, John and Roger aka Duran Duran (how camp is that?), I was delighted to be invited to spend my Saturday night at No1 Lombard Street celebrating Yasmin Le Bon’s ‘50 fabulously fashionable years on Planet Earth’. Surrounded by my favourite fashion folk including the designer/style icon Antony Price (whom […]

Oscar de la Renta, 1932 – 2014 ‘black lace casting shadow over pink’ Oscar de la Renta, Spring/Summer 1988.  Oscar de la Renta, Spring/Summer 1991.  Oscar de la Renta, Autumn/Winter 1993.  Oscar de la Renta, Autumn/Winter 2001.  Pierre Balmain by Oscar de la Renta, Haute Couture, Autumn/Winter 1996/97.  Pierre Balmain by Oscar de la Renta, […]

Was thrilled to be asked to write a profile piece on the amazing Mr Antony Price for this week’s ShortList Style Special. He is still a major inspiration… Antony at RCA, Vogue, 1968  Antony with Sheilagh Brown at Stirling Cooper, Italian Vogue  Antony with Sheilagh Brown at Stirling Cooper, Italian Vogue  Bryan Ferry, Roxy Music […]

Felt appliqué, 2009 22.5cm x 18cm    

The latest immersive project dreamed up by Nick Knight and Lou Stoppard on SHOWstudio is called Girly. The curated series explores the trend for ‘overt, cartoon femininity’ that is so prevalent on the catwalk and social media. The project includes Girl, a fashion film co-directed by Knight and Rei Nadal (whose work Knight fell for […]

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