Hamish Bowles

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Hamish Bowles
Hamish Bowles.jpg
Bowles in 2006
Born (1963-07-23) July 23, 1963 (age 57)[1]
London, England
Alma materSaint Martin's School of Art
OccupationFashion journalist
Years active1984–present

Hamish Bowles (born 23 July 1963) is an English fashion journalist and editor. Since 1995 he has been the European editor-at-large for the American edition of Vogue.


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.[2] He studied at Saint Martin's School of Art.


From 1984 until 1992, he worked for Harper's Bazaar UK, first as a fashion editor, then as fashion director and, from 1989, as style director.[3] 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.[citation needed] In 2006 he appeared for some seconds in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette as a courtier.[2] He appeared in 2009 in Valentino: The Last Emperor and in 2010 in Gossip Girl[2] and in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.[citation needed]

Bowles has a large personal collection of designer clothing, including pieces by John Galliano, Mainbocher and Charles Frederick Worth.[4] He has lent items from his collection to exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[3]


  1. ^ "Hamish Bowles Quotes". Brainy Quote.
  2. ^ a b c Hamish Bowles. Voguepedia. Accessed August 2013.
  3. ^ a b 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.
  4. ^ Schmidt, Jason. "Hamish Bowles: The Collector" (PDF). Vogue (UK). Retrieved 13 November 2017.