|Born||22 June 1963
Hamish Bowles was born in London in 1963, the son of David Victor Bowles, vice-provost of University College, London, and his wife Anne, a photographer. He studied at Saint Martin's School of Art. From 1984 until 1992, he worked for Harpers and Queen, a British fashion and lifestyle magazine, first as a fashion editor, then as fashion director and, from 1989, as style director. In 1992, Bowles joined the staff of the American edition of Vogue.
In 1998 he had a cameo part in Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon as a young David Hockney. In 2006 he appeared for some seconds in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette as a courtier. He appeared in 2009 in Valentino: The Last Emperor and in 2010 in Gossip Girl and in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
Bowles has a large personal collection of designer clothing, including pieces by John Galliano and Charles Frederick Worth. He has lent items from his collection to exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Hamish Bowles. Voguepedia. Accessed August 2013.
- Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years. Selections from the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum: 1 May – 29 July 2001. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Archived 22 June 2007.