The Greatest Fashion Collector

As an avid fashionista, I first got introduced to the magnificent work of Hamish Bowles when I was a teenage girl. Mesmerized by Vogue editorials and fashion features, I used to enter the world of Chanel, Dior and Yves Saint Laurent dreaming to be a part of the haute life they all lived.

As the international editor-at-large at Vogue magazine since 1995, Bowles had (and still has) the opportunity to see fashion through the eyes of the greatest. Whether he’s taking us on a journey behind the scenes of some of the most important fashion shows- such as the couture one Fendi organized in Rome, or castle-crashing in England, Bowles’s work is impeccable.

He is known as the greatest fashion collector, possessing a vast collection of vintage clothing, including a Balmain sequined tulle ball gown with painted velvet pheasant feathers from Spring/Summer 1961 collection, Lanvin black taffeta robe de style from Fall/Winter and Chanel beaded georgette evening dress from Spring/Summer 1926 collection.

Impressive, right? Scroll down to see the photographs.