Personal Loves

  • His children and family
  • Wales – its language, scenery and people
  • Long walks by the sea
  • Good conversation at private dinner parties
  • Reading autobiographies
  • Hedonism
  • Singing to a large audience
  • Writing articles on Style and Fashion
  • A large glass of champagne at the end of the day!


  • Good fabric


  • Elizabeth Taylor in Zefferelli’s ‘Taming of the Shrew’
  • Audrey Hepburn in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’
  • Liza Minnelli in ‘Cabaret’


  • Maria Callas- singing anything!!
  • Gloria Gaynor- singing ‘I will survive’- Loudly!
  • Karl Jenkins- Modern/Classical works
  • King’s College Choir, Cambridge
  • Tina Turner- singing Elton John’s ‘Aida’
  • Dian Ross; Dusty Springfield; Ricky Martin; ABBA

Other Designers

  • Early Dior
  • Early Givenchy
  • The understatement of Calvin Klein
  • The Glamour of Valentino

Future Ambitions

  • Dress H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
  • To design a ‘drop-dead chic’ production of the opera Cosi Fan Tutte
  • To design for a ‘Gone with the Wind’ type of motion picture