Photo credit: Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times
-Of fashion is Hamish Bowles, Vogue´s European editor at large and one of the most respected authorities in the fashion world.
Like the Art-world, the Fashion-world certainly have some great collectors too.
Hamish Bowles started to collect as a young boy and has been collecting ever since, for more than 30 years.
He is educated at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. He began his career at Harpers and Queen magazine in 1984 and moved to Vogue in 1992.
His extensive collection of historic Haute couture-pieces and fashionably significant clothes are about 2000 and growing. It is so vast, that he keeps it in warehouses in New York, Paris and London.
Museum curators are calling him to contribute to special fashion exhibitions all over the world.
Recently he has contributed to The Alexander McQueen retrospective in New York and The Balenciaga and Spain-Exhibit at The de Young Museum in San Francisco, which he also curated.
This exhibition is an expanded version of the previous one at The Queen Sofia Spanish Institute in New York as I posted earlier this year.
Read a very interesting Narciso Rodriguez interview with the great collector here.