Condé Nast enlisted me to edit Brilliant – The Story of Atelier Swarovski. This book celebrates 10 years of Atelier Swarovski. My relationship with Nadja Swarovski spans nearly two decades. And for Brilliant, I went all out to recruit a diverse range of expert contributors. Karl Lagerfeld wrote the foreword, Hubert de Givenchy, the introduction. Douglas Coupland and Sarah Thornton contributed essays.

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Vogue On: Coco Chanel

Vogue On: Coco Chanel is a best-seller.


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Hotel Il Pellicano

Il Pellicano’s history was forgotten until I unearthed it for this tome featuring specially commissioned photographs by John Swope, Slim Aarons and Juergen Teller.


"The real heart of the book, which captures the soul of Il Pellicano is written by Bronwyn Cosgrave."

An Andrew Harper Blog


“A fascinating insight into the rise of the leisure class.”

Creative Review


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Made for Each Other: Fashion and the Academy Awards

During awards season every year I am sought after for commentary because of this book. Made For Each Other is the only in-depth analysis of the red carpet fashion phenomenon. Regarded as the “definitive study of the Oscar fashion phenomenon,” it offers a detailed, historically accurate behind-the-scenes look at the preparations of every notable best actress Oscar contender from the inception of the Academy Awards.



New York Times

“Gossip of the highest class.”

Times Literary Supplement


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Cuttings from Contemporary Fashion

Saks Fifth Avenue's New York flagship displayed Sample in six windows facing Rockefeller Center to promote its publication in 2005. That year, the Guardian named Sample a “Book of the Year,” in its annual roundup (click to read). Described as a “fashion exhibition in a book” Sample presents the perspective on contemporary design from 10 fashion notables whom I enlisted to be contributors including Alexander McQueen.


“Intriguing eye candy.”

The Guardian

“Exactingly edited.”

Financial Times

“Gorgeous — there's a lot of energy and creativity on these pages.”

The Atlantic


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Costume and Fashion: A Complete History

Fifteen years after its original publication in 2000, the New York Post identified Costume and Fashion as one of the most popular books at the New York Public Library. (Click here to read the Post.) This is my first book and it chronicles the evolution of fashion from a social, cultural, and historical perspective.


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