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Tatler UK January 2020

Tatler is mischievous, glamorous, intelligent and fun, providing an insider’s view of what is really happening in British society with a compelling mix of fashion, the arts, politics, people, parties and glamour.

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tatler contributors

HELEN KIRWAN-TAYLOR This issue, Helen Kirwan-Taylor writes about society’s greatest festive minefield: the Christmas card. As an artist and an American, Helen takes the whole business of Christmas cards very seriously. ‘They are a way of expressing what you are thinking,’ she says. So what is she planning for this year’s cards? ‘I am currently experiencing masterpiece block. Brexit is not really festive. My husband and boys won’t wear funny turkey hats (I asked). If all else fails, there is always our dog, Wilson. He fancies himself a bit of a supermodel.’ CHRISTOPHER STURMAN Photographer Christopher Sturman learnt from the best, beginning his career in the early Nineties assisting Steven Klein and Juergen Teller. Since then, his work has appeared in GQ, The New York Times and Vanity Fair. In this month’s issue,…

1 min.
glossy posse

The glittering and glamorous circled the V&A’s rotunda for the launch of Nicholas Coleridge’s memoir, The Glossy Years. Everyone from Joan Collins to Hannah Rothschild via Tina Brown – many of them the ‘real friends’ Nicholas insisted on including in the book – arrived in force for caviar, extra-potent cocktails and a chance to circulate among a who’s who of beautiful people. It was a remarkably tall crowd, with Henry Wyndham and James Stourton among those who had the advantage of peering over the heads of the thousand-strong throng, a shimmering testimony to Nicholas’ lust for life. The result: a party so buzzy it’s sure to make his next book.…

3 min.
all that glitteratis …

LOOKING DOWN UPON the Great Hall of Cliveden, that baroque Berkshire stately, is the famous portrait by John Singer Sargent of past chatelaine Nancy Astor. Lady Astor once drew the literary lions of the Twenties and Thirties into her salon – and now, on the cusp of the New Twenties, the Cliveden Set has got its mojo back. Its Literary Festival, now in its third year and organised by Natalie Livingstone, Andrew Roberts, Simon Sebag Montefiore and Catherine Ostler, has become a see-and-be-scene power weekend. Politicians, potentates, scientists and generals all gathered at a glittering Speaker Dinner, sponsored by Citibank, in the gilt Dining Room (once a drawing room frequented by Queen Victoria). In the wood-panelled Great Hall, a stylish drinks party was thrown by Dover Street’s happening Arts Club, bringing…

6 min.
cards against mundanity

THE DAY HUGO BURNAND’S famous ‘sandwich’ Christmas card (of his entire family piled naked on top of one another) slid under my front door was the day I knew I had to up my game. Personalised Christmas cards have been a thing in Britain for a while now, but of late they have become greater and greater feats of imagination – and competition. Competition to produce the sort of cards that not only make the mantelpiece but are then lovingly stored away for posterity. Mind you, I’ve realised that some people don’t bother putting cards away. At a recent dinner party, I couldn’t help but notice that my host was still displaying Charles and Camilla’s plain white (though crested) card – for 2018. That’s the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall’s, not…

8 min.
the ex factor

GONE ARE THE DAYS WHEN failed marriages had to be whispered about. Divorcee – the word alone has an air of mystery, gravitas, je ne sais quoi – is a coveted state of being; an upgrade from the drudgery of spouse-hood; a renewal and cause for celebration. Following her recent split from Tim Jefferies, the Swedish model Malin Jefferies announced with serene piety her intention to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for charity. Meanwhile, Countess Alexandra Tolstoy has washed her man right out of her hair, or rather, her wardrobe. The divorcee, who was due to walk down the aisle for a second time to wed Sergei Pugachev, ditched her ‘oligarch clothes’ – after said oligarch rudely ditched her. The Countess’s old attire, a confection of Chanel and D&G harking back to so…

6 min.
the von trapp syndrome

PRONE TO INTERRUPTING, attention-seeking and indigestion? I’m afraid these are all symptoms of your parents having had too many children. While I’m not advocating the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s planet-saving-two’s-enough idea, being one of six meant my childhood norm entailed squeezing words in edgeways, creating mischief to get noticed and a weekly feeling of panic at Sunday lunch about not making seconds. Sixtus Rees-Mogg (the sixth, and youngest, of Jacob’s brood) will understand – when he’s old enough to complain. That said, growing up made me realise that my experience as the second-born was just one perspective on a timeline that I shared with five others. It also increased my fascination with siblings in the same boat – or rather, their own similarly rowdy vessel – which order they came in,…