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.


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]


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


  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 Lundy, Darryl. "p. 3269 § 32685". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  4. ^ Daily Telegraph, 2007 profile by Justine Picardie
  5. ^ Amanda Harlech entry at Lundy, Darryl. "p. 5429 § 54288". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  6. ^ Independent, 2012 profile by Alex Fury
  7. ^ Guardian, 2007 profile by Lynn Barber
  8. ^ "Entertainment News, Celebrity and Pop Culture - ABC News". 2013-08-25. Retrieved 2013-09-20. [dead link]
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  10. ^ jameslacey (2011-11-23). "Mission Public Relations | The Krug Happiness Exhibition". 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. ^“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.