Amanda Harlech

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Amanda Harlech is a creative consultant and writer with a long association with the couturiers John Galliano and Karl Lagerfeld. She was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1997.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Amanda Jane Grieve was born in 1959 in north London, the daughter of Alan Grieve, a solicitor and director of the Jerwood Foundation and his first wife, Anne Dulake.[3]

Harlech was educated at South Hampstead High School and Marlborough College before studying English at Somerville College, Oxford University, specialising in the work of Henry James.[4]

Personal life[edit]

In 1986, Harlech married Francis Ormsby-Gore, 6th Baron Harlech. The couple had two children:

Harlech and her husband were divorced on 31 August 1998.[5] She now lives in Shropshire, with a base at the Ritz Hotel, Paris for the city’s fashion shows.

Career[edit]

Harlech worked with John Galliano during his years as an independent couturier. When Galliano joined Dior in 1996, she joined Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel. She also works as a consultant at Fendi.[6]

Harlech has collaborated on two books - Palazzo and Sicily - and has expressed the desire to write more in the future.[7]

In November 2011, Harlech appeared in Karl Lagerfeld's film The Tale of a Fairy[8] and the Patricia Mazuy film Sport de Filles with Marina Hands, Bruno Ganz and Josiane Balasko.[9]

In December 2011, Harlech curated the Krug-sponsored "Happiness" exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.[10] The exhibition, which raised funds for the Royal Academy Schools, consisted of artworks donated by celebrities.[11]

In May 2013, Harlech appeared in Karl Largerfeld's film Once Upon A Time [12] featuring Keira Knightley

In September 2013, Harlech is seen in the Fendi film Invito Pericoloso .[13]

In February 2014, Harlech, with Dominic Jones, started a jewerly collection called Harlot & Bones.[14]

Titles[edit]

  • Miss Amanda Jane Grieve (1959-1986)
  • Amanda Ormsby-Gore, Baroness Harlech (1986-1998)
  • Amanda, Lady Harlech (1998–present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ VF Staff (1997). "World's Best Dressed Women". The International Hall of Fame: Women. Vanity Fair. Retrieved July 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ Eleanor Lambert; Bettina Zilkha (2004). Ultimate Style - The Best of the Best Dressed List. Assouline. p. 161. ISBN 2843235138. 
  3. ^ Alan Grieve entry at the Peerage.com Lundy, Darryl. "p. 3269 § 32685". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  4. ^ Daily Telegraph, 2007 profile by Justine Picardie http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/article/TMG3363816/Amanda-Harlech-a-charmed-life.html
  5. ^ Amanda Harlech entry at thePeerage.com Lundy, Darryl. "p. 5429 § 54288". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  6. ^ Independent, 2012 profile by Alex Fury http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/features/lady-amanda-harlech-i-really-like-getting-my-hands-dirty-6291298.html
  7. ^ Guardian, 2007 profile by Lynn Barber http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2007/aug/19/features.magazine67
  8. ^ "Entertainment News, Celebrity and Pop Culture - ABC News". Abcnews.go.com. 2013-08-25. Retrieved 2013-09-20. [dead link]
  9. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1655771/
  10. ^ jameslacey (2011-11-23). "Mission Public Relations | The Krug Happiness Exhibition". Blog.thisismission.com. Retrieved 2013-09-20. 
  11. ^ "Freud Slips Quietly Into the Ra". Londoner's Diary | Evening Standard. 2011-12-13. Archived from the original on 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-20 – via vLex. 
  12. ^ "Once Upon A Time Starring Keira Knightley by Karl Lagerfeld". Hypebeast. 2013-05-10. Retrieved 2013-09-20. 
  13. ^ http://www.herworldplus.com/fashion/updates/watch-latest-fendi-new-film-“invito-pericoloso”-karl-lagerfeld
  14. ^ Samantha Conti with contributions from Lorelei Marfil (26 February 2014). "Amanda Harlech, Dominic Jones to Launch Jewelry". WWD. Retrieved 26 February 2014.