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Zac Posen

New York born and of Jewish descent, fashion designer Zac Posen claims to be “totally unattached to material items” yet considers “people who devote...

Luca Rubinacci

A third generation tailor, Luca Rubinacci loves Château du Galoupet rosé and “prefers to live life rather than read about it”. With a client...

Suzy Menkes OBE (AKA “Samurai Suzy”)

A “much loved” fashion journalist and critic, Suzy Menkes is best known for her Madame de Pompadour style haircut. “Frank” and a lover of...

Barbara Casasola

This Brazilian firecracker and rising star of the fashion world loves spending time at 5 Hertford Street and the National Art Library at the Victoria...

Bettina Graziani (1925 – 2015, born Simone Micheline Bodin, also professionally known as ‘Bettina’)

A French fashion model and muse of Hubert de Givenchy, Simone Bodin was renamed Bettina Graziani by the designer Jacques Fath who told her:...

Pat Albeck (AKA “Queen of the Tea Towel”)

Hull born textile designer and mother of one Pat Albeck studied at the Royal College of Art in the 1950s and is best known...

Erika Bearman

A director of communications at Oscar de la Renta, Erika Bearman describes herself as “reporting from inside one of the world’s most prestigious fashion...

Carolina Herrera (born María Carolina Josefina Pacanins y Niño)

Undoubtedly the “First Lady of Fashion” and known for her “exceptional personal style”, Venezuelan-American fashion designer Carolina Herrera has been married twice and is...

Ariana Rockefeller Bucklin

The daughter of John Rockefeller, Jr. founded her eponymous fashion house in 2011. Ariana Rockefeller has been described as an “urban sophisticate” by Genlux...

Indré Rockefeller

The wife of venture capitalist Justin Rockefeller, Indré Rockefeller became the US president of the Spanish fashion brand Delpozo in March 2014. New York...

Sophie Mirman

The French daughter of the milliner Simone Mirman co-founded Sock Shop with her husband in 1983 because she believed that “people should be able...

Errol Douglas MBE

This award winning Guyanese-British hair stylist has had his own salon in Motcomb Street since 1998 and began his career in an East End...

Noelle Reno

This innovative American firecracker has partnered with Zandra Rhodes and founded her first company whilst at university. Another of Reno’s ventures, Lulu’s Estate Jewellery,...

Byron Bradshaw

This New York based graduate of the University of Texas has worked with GQ and Cameron Silver, Inc. Bradshaw likes whiskey, beer and Zac...

Emilia Wickstead

A talented lady with a knack for being in the right place at the right time. When the founder of The Steeple Times first...

Kira Plastinina (Ки́ра Серге́евна Пласти́нина)

Born in 1992, this Russian youngster launched a fashion brand in 2008 and currently has around 300 stores in “a few countries”. Plastinina’s father,...

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

This Italian fashion duo founded their Dolce & Gabbana brand in 1985 and variously have been an on-off couple in the time since. Sentenced...

Fadi Fawaz

A Lebanese born, London based “hairdresser to the stars” and former male model who is best known as the late George Michael’s on-off boyfriend...

Anna Wintour OBE

Her Evening Standard editor father was known as “Chilly Charlie” and she’s become “Nuclear Wintour”. This New York based Brit states that she’s “lost...

Lydia Bright

She became famous in The Only Way is Essex but quit because her ex-boyfriend and the show were making her life “unbearable.” Miss Bright...

Isabella Blow (1958 – 2007)

This wildcard was the muse of Philip Treacy and discovered Sophie Dahl and Alexander McQueen. A flamboyant deal maker, Blow had a “natural sense...

Vidal Sassoon CBE (1928 – 2012)

He created the “wedge bob” hairstyle and liberated women from the “tyranny of the salon.” Four times married and a Sephardi Jew, Sassoon sold...

Christian & Julien (Kriss & Jules)

With a creative streak inherited from their mother, these brothers came up with their accessories range whilst on holiday in Bali. Utilising the talent...

The Duchess of Cambridge (formerly known as Kate Middleton)

With panache she’s changed perceptions of royalty. Her rise has been meteoric and she has handled herself perfectly. She is stylishly chic and the...

Joseph Ettedgui (1936 – 2010)

Founder of the Joseph fashion label. He revolutionised knitwear and sold his company for £140 million in 2005. His Jay Gatsby-esque look was always...

Timo Weiland

Hailing from rural Nebraska, Weiland is now a fixture on New York’s fashion scene. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, his namesake brand has been...

Dame Mary Quant DBE FSCD (also known as Barbara Mary Plunket Greene)

Mary Quant is credited as the creator of the miniskirt, hot pants and most intriguingly duvet covers. This diminutive fashion designer also designed the interior...

Robert Konjic

This Swedish gent fitted engines for Volvo and was a cocktail waiter before being discovered by Gucci. Handsomely paid as a model, Robert Konjic was described...

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