In his latest column, Colin McDowell reviews Jean Patou, A Fashionable Life, Dior Glamour and Memos: The Vogue Years.
With a major exhibition showcasing over a hundred pieces from her personal clothing collection soon set to open at London’s Somerset House, accompanied by a catalogue edited by Alistair O’Neill with photography by Nick Knight, Colin McDowell remembers the remarkable Isabella Blow.
Following news that a shop assistant in Zurich refused to let Oprah Winfrey examine a $38,000 black bag, Colin McDowell says astronomically priced products are emblematic of exactly what’s wrong with the fashion business.
In his latest column, Colin McDowell reviews The Mechanical Smile, C.Z. Guest: American Style Icon and Madame Gres: Sculptural Fashion.
In his latest column, Colin McDowell examines the sorry state of fashion criticism and why fashion needs its Fourth Estate more than ever.
In Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, Colin McDowell sees a reflection of everything that’s wrong with today’s fashion world.
Courtesy of our friends at Byronesque, pioneering fashion blogger Diane Pernet laments the current state of fashion criticism and brings us a brief history of fashion critics past and present.