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Tatler UK August 2019

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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Conde Nast Publications Ltd
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tatler contributors

NATALIE LIVINGSTONE Natalie Livingstone is a Londonbased journalist, author and Special Correspondent at Tatler. Her debut book, Mistresses of Cliveden, was a Sunday Times bestseller. This issue, she reconsiders Cliveden’s most famous chatelaine – the first female MP to take her seat, Nancy Astor, who received the house as a wedding gift. ‘The spirit of Nancy pervades Cliveden,’ says its current owner. ‘It’s the most magical place. I love every single alcove, nook and crevice.’ DANIELLE LAWLER This month, Tatler’s Commissioning Editor, Danielle Lawler, headed to Newmarket to meet racing presenter Francesca Cumani at her new home. ‘Everything she wore for our shoot looked totally incredible, but when she nuzzled up to the horses in a Christian Dior frock coat, it was clear she was on to a winner. Her heart absolutely belongs…

1 min
kors célèbre

The queue at JFK was even bigger than usual the morning after the Met Ball. There had never been any doubt that a glamour gang would rush back to London to celebrate the opening of Michael Kors’ newest store at the smart end of Bond Street. Kate Moss led the fashion grandees over the Atlantic and on to dinner at Beck at Brown’s Hotel. The two chicest earls’ daughters in town were there too – the ladies Campbell and Windsor – as well as those elegant actresses that no London fete is complete without: Gala Gordon and Cressida Bonas, who hung on the every word of their French cinematic idol, Isabelle Huppert.…

1 min
hit the deck

So many people attended the launch of Daisy Knatchbull’s women’s tailoring company The Deck, she was forced into a last-minute venue change – 450 friends showed up to Wild by Tart. ‘Everyone knew everyone,’ says Daisy, as Tatiana Mountbatten, Harry Dalmeny, Flora Gill, Laurent Feniou and Daisy’s father, the Hon Philip Knatchbull, piled in for Casa Cruz canapés and 30kg of Exmoor caviar. The espresso martinis had everyone dancing to a special set by the Bloom Twins, Daisy lost her phone with her speech on it, and the party continued for hours after its 9.30pm cut-off.…

1 min
epic save

More than half a century on from Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball, a new generation of swans returned to Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel for a ballo in maschera for Save Venice. The Artist and Muse theme captured the imagination of New York High Society, who came to dine and dance under red, glitter-covered Roman statues. Hamish Bowles handed out the prizes for best masks – though co-hostess Lauren Santo Domingo was unable to take part, having left hers behind as she rushed out the door en route to the venue. With $1.2 million raised for La Serenissima, it was another late night in the city that never sleeps.…

6 min
she’s got it maid

Consider employing a therapist for your nanny, instructs the employer advice section of one exclusive agency website. Should one even think to ask a nanny to place her used coffee cup in the dishwasher (never yours – that would be nanny abuse), one must consider her feelings first and foremost. Is the mere act of asking insensitive? Would she prefer you washed up the cup? After all, she is the most valuable member of the ‘team’. Welcome to the new Upstairs Downstairs – except that it is now Upstairs Upstairs. Or even Downstairs Upstairs: a world in which domestic staff are no longer called ‘staff ’, but simply referred to as ‘talent’. ‘The worm has turned,’ says Chris Harvey of Octant, a strategic brand consultancy and trend forecaster. One must regard…

3 min
the party girl

As the minute hand of Big Ben ticked towards four o’clock on the afternoon of 1 December 1919, Nancy Astor smoothed her black suit, straightened the velvet three-cornered hat that rested on her fair hair, and began to walk along the corridors of the Palace of Westminster. The 40-year-old American-born mother of six, slight at five-foot-two and with piercing blue eyes, was walking into the history books, too: she was about to take the oath of office to become the first female British MP to sit in the House of Commons alongside 706 men. (A Sinn Féin woman, Countess Markewicz, had been elected before, but refused to take her seat.) A leading suffragette declared that Astor had made all the pain and suffering worthwhile. The splendid peculiarity of her position must…