Tuesday, August 3, 2021

FASHION

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 themselves to a life of style admirable”. Posen studied...

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 base including Lapo Elkann and Brian Ferry, Rubinacci is often...

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 “fashion maximalism”, widowed mother of three Menkes played herself in...

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 & Albert Museum. South Kensington based and a hugely talented...

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: “We already have a Simone; you look to me like...

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 for creating special tea towels for the National Trust. Food,...

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 houses”. She has some 319,000 followers on Twitter and is...

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 a mother of four. A citizen of the United States since...

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 and also has continued her family’s penchant for philanthropy by...

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 based Rockefeller is a graduate of Princeton and Stanford and...

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 to buy socks and stockings as easily as they buy...

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 salon at the age of eleven. Douglas’s clients are said...

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, launched in October 2013, was backed by two former bankers...

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 Efron and had a pet cow named Angus as a...

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 encountered her, Wickstead was a little known fashion designer who...

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, a dairy tycoon, once paid Paris Hilton $2 million to...

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 to 20 months in jail each in Milan in June...

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 from 2009 until his death on Christmas Day 2016. Fadi...

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 count” of the number of times she’s been attacked by...

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 plainly has a lot of nous as she’s capitalised on...

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 of style” and a truly brilliant eye. She left this...

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 his brand in 1993 to concentrate on philanthropy. The Daily...

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 of the finest craftsmen there, they have created a brand...

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 perfect ambassador for any fashion brand.

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 resplete with a smile and a cigarillo. Joseph is greatly...

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 worn by Gossip Girl’s Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick) and Blair...

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 of the Mini Quant back in 1988 but is now...

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 as being half of what the Evening Standard called “fashion’s hottest couple” with...