Showcasing the artistry of the the James Bond motion picture series, Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style is the largest Bond exhibition ever staged. I curated it with Lindy Hemming, the Oscar winning costumer. On 28 October 2013, the show opened at Melbourne Museum following its spring 2013 display at Shanghai’s Minsheng Art Museum and its original summer 2012 launch at London’s Barbican Centre where it broke box-office records.
Vogue On: Coco Chanel is an Amazon best-seller and the first book to chart Chanel’s career with Vogue imagery. Since its September 2013 UK publication, it has been published in Australia, Brazil, Japan, Lithuania, New Zealand and Sweden. Follow this link to discover more about the books I have written.
As one of 20 influencers from the worlds of music, art, fashion, food and beauty, whom Nicky Kinnaird, Space NK’s founder, gathered to “stimulate a deeper discussion about beauty” I made this short film as a response to the question ‘What does beauty mean to you?’ Ultimately, this project raised funds for Women for Women International.
When director Carlo Carlei set about adapting the Shakespearean tragedy Romeo and Juliet for the screen, he tasked costume designer Carlo Poggioli with conceiving a wardrobe which would authentically capture Renaissance-era Verona yet also feature a contemporary edge. So Poggioli recently explained to me at the London Film Museum when on behalf of Swarovski Entertainment I interviewed him about his costumes for this film and a host of other movies on which he has worked including Neil Burger’s soon to be released Divergent and a trio directed by the late Anthony Minghella — The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain.
For the fourth consecutive year I have been selected as a fashion nominator for the Designs of the Year exhibition at London’s Design Museum. My nomination Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel emerged as the overall 2013 winner in the fashion category.
I'm at work on my new chapter on fashion for Encyclopaedia Britannica's 2013 Book of the Year. For two decades I have contributed to this illustrious publication.
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