ZINIO logo
Tatler UK

Tatler UK July - August 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.

Lue lisää
United Kingdom
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
4,90 €(sis. verot)
35,55 €(sis. verot)
12 Numerot

tässä numerossa

2 min
tatler contributors

KATE MARTIN This month, fashion and interiors photographer Kate Martin turned her lens on Tatler’s associate editor, Sacha Forbes, at her home in the Cotswolds. ‘All my jobs over the past couple of months have been cancelled, but I live very close to Sacha, so it was great to shoot again, albeit alone,’ says Kate. With a strict two-metre distancing rule in force at all times, it was no easy feat: ‘There were no stylists, no hair and make-up artists, and I didn’t have my usual assistants,’ explains Kate. ‘I had a lot of multitasking to do!’ ANNA PASTERNAK For this month’s cover story, journalist and bestselling author Anna Pasternak reports on the soaring popularity – and importance – of the Duchess of Cambridge. What’s behind the triumph of the ‘controlled, contained and…

1 min
at home

What did the social set do when society locked down? Martinis at Annabel’s became sitting-room Quarantinis, Houseparty invitations heralded stay-at-home fun and the quest to become society’s greatest baker began – Lola Crichton-Stuart took the crown, having perfected her recipes for cinnamon buns and doughnuts while isolating on the Isle of Bute. Others sought solace in their countryside cottages – Alexandra Tolstoy, Gabriela Peacock and Chelsy Davy could be found between the Cotswolds and the Norfolk coast, while London was fuelled by the spirit of dressing up with nowhere to go: Harris Reed chose a power suit, and Joan Collins, forever à la mode, paired her bathrobe with diamonds. PHOTOGRAPHS: COURTESY OF THE BEAUFORT FAMILY; INSTAGRAM/@ALEXANDRATOLSTOY / @AMELIALIANA / @AMELWINDSOR / @CHELSYDAVY / @DAMIANHURLEY1 / @FLORAEGILL / @FRANKIEHERBERT / @GABRIELAPEACOCK /…

3 min
high times

SUPERNOVA Joan Collins When I was 21 in Hollywood during the 1950s, there were amazing house parties every Saturday. Frank Sinatra and Jack Lemmon wore black tie, women dressed in chiffon and fox furs. Later, during Dynasty, we went to hundreds of boring 1980s industry parties (business people kill a party). We never had time to buy clothes, so wore our costumes. I hate cocktail parties, everyone shoving a drink in your face. I prefer a lychee martini and dinner alongside someone fun. My first Met Gala [last year] was glamorous, but absolute insanity. I wore a feathered Valentino dress, which Pierpaolo Piccioli carried me to dinner in. Naomi [Campbell] had men fanning her and Cher brought the house down. Being sociable, my husband, Percy, and I hate lockdown. It’s our 20th wedding anniversary…

4 min
great britons

NOVEMBER 1916, AND The Tatler’s cover featured a duchess in a different guise: high-cheekboned society hostess Millicent, Duchess of Sutherland, right, set aside jewels and gowns to wear a Red Cross nurse’s uniform. The First World War was the great leveller. Dukes, earls and viscounts were called up alongside their staff; countesses and marchionesses tended to the sick; the great country houses became schools and hospitals. Two decades later, during the Second World War, everyone mucked in once more. And now, as a global pandemic sweeps across society, the aristocracy are assembling, raising spirits and funds in the fight against the coronavirus. THE DUCHESS OF PORTLAND When the Duke of Portland loaned glorious, sprawling Welbeck Abbey to the British Red Cross at the start of the First World War, many philanthropic women volunteered…

7 min
bye, society!

THE MOMENT I HEARD THE ‘lock’ word, I thought, ‘Locks off.’ So Derek Hutchins, who has cut my hair at Me in Abingdon Road since he was a baby, gave me a No ½ shearing. Weird at first, and chilly, but now I love it, and can boldly – and baldly – face self-isolation (SI) with one less worry. Sort of wish ‘they’ would make up their – indeed, our – mind what to call this pandemic. First it was simple ‘corona’, then ‘Covid-19’, which sounds like a teen video game. The Big C has already been nabbed, notably by John Wayne, who proverbially licked it. And… eureka! That’s the word: IT. Decide to stick IT out in London as opposed to moving all painting/writing/reference stuff to new house in Gloucestershire.…

5 min
tatler’s social intelligence challenge

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER – of course it is. But one sort of knowledge is more valuable than mere book smarts. And that’s social intelligence: the type of intelligence that cuts through the top layer of the upper crust. That’s passed between father and son, mother and daughter, exchanged between wives at shooting weekends and over tables at Annabel’s. It’s the sort of know-how that can’t be studied, but is accrued through immersion with the in-crowd. Who needs a degree or a driving licence when you can name the president of Pop and the best mixer of martinis at Sandringham in one breath? When you’re on first-name terms with Peg, Jesus and the Rothermeres’ chihuahuas? The socially anointed walk like gods among us. They’re the ones invited onto Valentino’s yacht, to the…