Iain R Webb

Award winning fashion writer and curator

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

Go West

As the fashion circus leaves town for another season it's a moment to reflect. The fall-out surrounding Kanye West's Spring Summer 2016 Yeezy presentation during New York Fashion Week in September has prompted me to once again comment on catwalk capers. Where to start?
09/10/2015 16:07 BST
Being Jean Paul

Being Jean Paul Gaultier

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.
10/04/2014 13:17 BST

Fashion Kills!

In an era where buzzwords such as 'realness' and 'authenticity' are king, this confirms how the right item of clothing can help convey a believable character even before the actor has opened his or her mouth.
02/12/2013 13:01 GMT
Another PUNK

Another PUNK Exhibition

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.
09/09/2013 16:19 BST
We Can Be Heroes: A new Book About 1980's Club

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

Although haunts like Blitz, Billy's, Hell and Saint Moritz might not have passed for traditional gay clubs they certainly embraced, if not driven by, gay sensibilities. This, in turn, allowed the macho boys to dress up as matinee idols and beatniks, Edwardian gentlemen and Gaucho lovers without having to worry about getting their perfectly pomaded hair messed up in a brawl.
25/10/2011 00:06 BST