Monthly Archives: April 2014


  During the research for my latest book (more soon), I was thrilled to get this wonderful artefact in the post. It is a GPO telegram that was received by Vanessa Denza in 1961 from Vogue’s legendary ‘Young Idea’ fashion editor Lady Clare Rendlesham. It was sent from a South Kensington postal office on 19th […]


I was recently asked by the lovely Harriet Walker to compile a list of The Fifty Most Important Dresses Of The Past 100 Years. No pressure. As we all know fashion is a very subjective matter so while I tried to include some truly iconic looks I also wanted to throw in a few oddball […]


A sugar pink organza dress decorated with crystal, lace and black sticking tape by British designer Christopher Kane has been unveiled as Dress of the Year 2013 at the Fashion Museum in Bath. The dress has been selected by Susanna Lau, aka fashion blogger Susie Style Bubble. “It’s a huge honour to be selected for […]


At the opening reception for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaulter: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the designer related how he and his team had been working on the exhibition for over a year. It shows. The show is an amazing testament to one man’s vision and his unswerving pursuit of excellence. Not […]


I am oh, so excited to attend the opening tonight of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the new exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery. It’s been almost thirty years since I first met Jean Paul in Paris when I was cub reporter for BLITZ magazine and he […]


Having read a couple of reviews by respected fashion critics I didn’t quite know what to expect of the new film Yves Saint Laurent, dedicated to the designer. Having seen the film, directed by Jalil Lespert, this much I can say. Yves Saint Laurent is a beautiful biopic. It is not a documentary dissecting the […]


I was THRILLED to be invited by Jo Phillips, Creative Director of .Cent magazine to edit the new Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion issue. She asked if I would choose a theme for the issue so I picked PATCHWORK. I think this word sums up my ethos/aesthetic pretty well  – you can read more about this in […]