Amanda Harlech

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Amanda Jane Harlech, Baroness Harlech (née Grieve; May 1958) 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 1958 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]

On May 16th 1986, she married Francis Ormsby-Gore, 6th Baron Harlech, adopting the surname 'Harlech'. The couple had two children:[3]

Harlech and her husband were divorced on 31 August 1998. 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.[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 jewellery collection called Harlot & Bones.[14]

She made a brief appearance in the Karl Lagerfeld-directed Once and Forever, starring Kristen Stewart, Geraldine Chaplin, and Jérémie Elkaïm.[15]

Titles[edit]

  • Miss Amanda Grieve (1958–1986)
  • 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. ^ a b Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. p. 1792. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
  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. ^ 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
  7. ^ Guardian, 2007 profile by Lynn Barber https://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/2007/aug/19/features.magazine67
  8. ^ "Entertainment News, Celebrity and Pop Culture". ABC News. 25 August 2013. Archived from the original on 28 August 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  9. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1655771/
  10. ^ jameslacey (23 November 2011). "Mission Public Relations | The Krug Happiness Exhibition". Blog.thisismission.com. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  11. ^ "Freud Slips Quietly into the RA". vLex. Londoner's Diary | Evening Standard. 13 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 July 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  12. ^ "Once Upon A Time Starring Keira Knightley by Karl Lagerfeld". Hypebeast. 10 May 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2020.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 December 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)