Icons September 2017
Bill and Babe Paley: The Royalty Of Revelry
Media mogul William S. Paley and his socialite wife Barbara ‘Babe’ Cushing Mortimer Paley were more than just a complex ‘It’ couple — their famous New York soirées took American style and glamour to dizzying new heights.
Style December 2016
Night Shift: The Evening Gown Renaissance
It is a truth universally acknowledged that modern pyjamas are almost crushingly inelegant. The Rake for one can stand them no longer, so what follows is a cry to arms. It’s time to embrace the evening-gown revolution…
Icons December 2016
Mr Showmanship: Valentino Liberace
“I didn’t get dressed like this to go unnoticed”, Liberace once told his adoring fans, and the pianist spent many years living up to his nickname Mr Showmanship.
Icons October 2016
Film Noir: Reflecting on the Golden Age of Hollywood
“Where the streets are paved with gold/ where the kitties never grow old/ in Hollywood…” Brian Sacawa laments the lost art of old-school hollywood glamour.