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Icons December 2016
“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 November 2016
William Randolph Hearst may be a household name, but his household is somewhat as impressive, nothing less than a lavish palace in the hills of California.
The personification of the proverb ‘where there’s a will there’s a way’, Marc Bolan’s flamboyant style – both in his career and his clothes – made him a star like…
Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball was quite possibly the most extravagant party of the 20th century, only fitting then that The Rake should dissect it.
Code November 2016
“A fool and his money,” as one of life’s more joy-slayingly, Pecksniffian adages has it, “are easily parted”. Try telling that, though, to the gloriously prodigal spendthrifts who make the…
News November 2016
“The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom” – William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.