Amanda Harlech

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Amanda Harlech (born Amanda Jane Grieve) is a British 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] She grew up in Regent's Park where one of her childhood companions was Jasper Conran.[4]

She 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.[5]

Personal life[edit]

In 1986, she married Francis Ormsby-Gore, 6th Baron Harlech, adopting the surname 'Harlech'. The couple had two children:

Harlech and her husband were divorced on 31 August 1998.[6] She now lives in Shropshire, with a base at the Hôtel Ritz 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.[7]

Harlech has collaborated on two books – Palazzo and Sicily – and has expressed the desire to write more in the future.[8]

In November 2011, Harlech appeared in Karl Lagerfeld's film The Tale of a Fairy[9] and the Patricia Mazuy film Sport de Filles with Marina Hands, Bruno Ganz and Josiane Balasko.[10]

In December 2011, Harlech curated the Krug-sponsored "Happiness" exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.[11] The exhibition, which raised funds for the Royal Academy Schools, consisted of artworks donated by celebrities.[12]

In May 2013, Harlech appeared in Karl Largerfeld's film Once Upon A Time,[13] featuring Keira Knightley.

In September 2013, Harlech is seen in the Fendi film Invito Pericoloso .[14]

In February 2014, Harlech, with Dominic Jones, started a jewellery collection called Harlot & Bones.[15]

She made a brief appearance in the Karl Lagerfeld-directed Once and Forever, starring Kristen Stewart, Geraldine Chaplin, and Jérémie Elkaïm.[16]

Titles[edit]

  • Miss Amanda Grieve (1959-1986)
  • The Right Honourable The Lady Harlech (1986–1998)
  • Amanda, Lady Harlech (1998–present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World's Best Dressed Women". The International Hall of Fame: Women. 1997. Archived from the original on 12 July 2013. Retrieved 18 July 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. ^ "Amanda Harlech's highland fling with Chanel". The Daily Telegraph. 
  5. ^ Justine Picardie (2 December 2007). "Amanda Harlech: a charmed life". The Telegraph. Retrieved 9 February 2015. She won a scholarship to South Hampstead girls' school, and stayed there until she was 16, when she went to board at Marlborough for her A-levels. 
  6. ^ Amanda Harlech entry at thePeerage.com Lundy, Darryl. "p. 5429 § 54288". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  7. ^ Independent, 2012 profile by Alex Fury https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/features/lady-amanda-harlech-i-really-like-getting-my-hands-dirty-6291298.html
  8. ^ Guardian, 2007 profile by Lynn Barber https://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/2007/aug/19/features.magazine67
  9. ^ "Entertainment News, Celebrity and Pop Culture". ABC News. 25 August 2013. Archived from the original on 28 August 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  10. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1655771/
  11. ^ jameslacey (23 November 2011). "Mission Public Relations | The Krug Happiness Exhibition". Blog.thisismission.com. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Freud Slips Quietly into the RA". vLex. Londoner's Diary | Evening Standard. 13 December 2011. Archived from the original on 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Once Upon A Time Starring Keira Knightley by Karl Lagerfeld". Hypebeast. 10 May 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  14. ^ http://www.herworldplus.com/fashion/updates/watch-latest-fendi-new-film-“invito-pericoloso”-karl-lagerfeld
  15. ^ Samantha Conti with contributions from Lorelei Marfil (26 February 2014). "Amanda Harlech, Dominic Jones to Launch Jewelry". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  16. ^ http://www.crfashionbook.com/video/chanel-once-and-forever/