27.1.11

Stephen Jones in conversation with Colin McDowell at the Design Museum: Drawing Fashion Yesterday evening, I had the pleasure of sitting in on a conversation between the lovely milliner Stephen Jones and prolific fashion writer Colin McDowell at the Design Museum's Drawing Fashion exhibition. Colin McDowell looks a bit like this:Anyway, Jones talked us through his beginnings as a milliner whilst studying at CSM, and his intrinsic relationship with John Galliano at Dior. Jones had literally just arrived back to London from the Dior Couture show in Paris, in which he had once again collaborated with Galliano on his 2011 AW collection. Jones bought along the toiles he had crafted during the design process for the show. I'd never been to an 'In Conversation' so didn't really know what to expect - it was pretty good though! Jones talked us through some revelatory stories from his career, including his spiky relationship with Vivienne Westwood and naughty anecdotes about Anna Piaggi. He dished the dirt on the Royals also, though he remained tight lipped about Kate Middleton, and if he was involved in the 2011 Royal Wedding...Good times!

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