Iain R Webb
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Iain R Webb is an award winning writer and Visiting Professor of Fashion at Royal College of Art. He now lives in Bath where he consults for the Fashion Museum and muses over his life in frocks. www.hopeandglitter.wordpress.com


IAIN R WEBB studied fashion design at St Martin’s School of Art (now Central Saint Martins), graduating in 1980. During his career he has been fashion editor/director of Blitz, The Evening Standard, Harpers & Queen, The Times and Elle, while contributing to various publications including New Musical Express, Saturday Telegraph, The Independent and Vogue. He won the Fashion Journalist of The Year Award two years running in 1995 and ‘96. A respected fashion writer, he is the author of Bill Gibb, Fashion and Fantasy; Foale and Tuffin: The Sixties. A Decade in Fashion, and Postcards From the Edge of the Catwalk. His latest book, As seen In BLITZ: Fashioning '80s Style, was published in 2013. He acts as a consultant at the Fashion Museum in Bath and is Professor of Fashion at Royal College of Art. www.hopeandglitter.wordpress.com

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Being Jean Paul Gaultier

(0) Comments | Posted 9 April 2014 | (18:47)

At the opening reception for the The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaulter: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the designer related how he and his team had been working on the exhibition for over a year. It shows.

The show is an amazing testament to one man's vision and...

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Fashion Kills!

(0) Comments | Posted 29 November 2013 | (10:41)

"I can afford a blemish on my character, but not on my clothes," says Shelby Carpenter, played by Vincent Price in Laura, Otto Preminger's 1944 film.

When actors are questioned about the process of getting into character they invariably cite that the right pair of shoes or gloves, a strict...

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Another PUNK Exhibition

(0) Comments | Posted 8 September 2013 | (12:11)

It is a Situationist gift that, within spitting distance of the Kings Road, Nick Knight's new PUNK exhibit is situated in a swanky street in the heartland of well-heeled Belgravia. Just up the road Christian Louboutin offers the ladies-who-rarely-lunch sparkly studded court shoes and elegant mesh stiletto booties. Knight's SHOWstudio...

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We Can Be Heroes: A new Book About 1980's Club Kids

(1) Comments | Posted 25 October 2011 | (00:00)

If you want to find out what it was like to be young in the late 1970s and early 1980s then you'd do well to take a look at a new book called We Can Be Heroes.

During that period art director Graham Smith was never without his camera and...

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