Kelly Hoppen MBE

This red-headed South Africa born design dragon is most famous for her use of taupe. Hoppen views white to be an “essential neutral” and loved visiting show flats as a child. She’s dated footballer Sol Campbell and hairdresser Nicky Clarke and claims Victoria Beckham as her “BFF”. She is “proud of being British today” and once attempted to text her fellow Dragons’ Den dragon Duncan Bannatyne and “got him confused with Duncan from Blue”.

The Roll Call - TRENDSETTERS

2 COMMENTS

  1. Perhaps she got Sol Campbell confused with Sol Kerzner. Sol started his hotel empire in Durban, the best thing Sol Kerzner ever did for the Southern African region was bringing Frank Sinatra to Sun City in 1981. Sun City at the time was part of Bophuthatswana, a independent homeland. Frank Sinatra opened the newly build entertainment centre at Sun City. Esra Siebra and myself saved very hard to pay for journey and tickets to see the legend sing live. I don’t know what to make of Kelly Hoppen, she is just another rich goose.

  2. ” Rich Goose” I must remember that one….
    The way these OBE’s and MBE’s are slung around these days. They should be reserved for those who make a real contribution to real peoples’ lives.
    And what on earth is Taupe? Is it like moleskin. I have to say….just looking at the picture she seems to be sitting in the cabin of Kerzner’s Gulfstream….common and very parvenu…

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Exit mobile version