All you need to know about Cheltenham Festival 2013

It is one of the highlights of the horse racing and perhaps the entire sporting calendar. With so much action taking place during the four-day event, here is your guide to the Cheltenham Festival 2013.

Horse racing fans will tell you that there is nothing quite like the mixture of glamour and excitement of Cheltenham.  From the roar that greets the tape going up on the opening race of the first day, all horse racing eyes will be firmly fixed on Prestbury Park. Off the track, keep an eye out for the special atmosphere of Ladies Day on the Wednesday, when style and sophistication takes centre stage.

However, most of the week will be focused on the racing action. The Arkle is often a cracking race to get proceedings underway on day one, where Simsonig would appear to be the favourite for glory.  However, the highlight of Champion Day as it’s known is undoubtedly the Champion Hurdle.  Rock on Ruby will be looking for back to back wins, but will face stiff competition, especially from the likes of Hurricane Fly, Nicky Henderson’s Grandoulet, while Cinders and Ashes could also mount a serious challenge.

The feature race on Ladies Day is the Queen Mother Champion Chase, in which Sprinter Sacre appears to be the stand out favourite. However, in a sport which often defies the odds, it is worth looking further afield, especially with two former winners of the race Sizing Europe and last year’s winner Finian’s Rainbow out to recapture the crown.  St Patrick’s Thursday brings a truly Irish flavour to Cheltenham.  Two grade one races will be taking place and both promise intriguing contests.  There is no clear favourite for the World Hurdle, although smart money might go on Smad Place and Monksland.  Meanwhile, in the Ryanair Chase, Flemenstar would appear to be a safe bet.

Friday brings the final day of racing and the showpiece race of the meeting, the Gold Cup.  For many people, this is what Cheltenham is all about, giving runners and riders alike the chance to etch their names into history. Last year, Synchronised gave jockey AP McCoy and owner JP McManus a first win in the race.  This year, Hennessy Gold Cup winner Bob’s Choice is the bookie’s favourite by quite some way. He is after all a horse that appears to enjoy the Cheltenham course.  Meanwhile, Long Run has yet to finish outside of the top three in a race and would seem to be a good bet for at least a place.  It is also worth checking out Sir Des Champs, who appears to enjoy the good ground at Cheltenham and also comes into the meeting off the back of a Jewson win.

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Cheltenham, Trials & Festival Predictions


The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial (Finesse Juvenile Hurdle) (Grade 2)

The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial saw another victory for Nicky Henderson’s French import Rolling Star; typically promoted to favouritism for the ‘real thing’ in March. Rolling Star came up the hill well enough to beat the Paul Nicholls trained Irish Saint by 2 1/4 lengths, with the next best of an ordinary looking bunch more than 30 lengths away in 3rd.
Irish Saint appears to be more of a chasing type and is unlikely to run in the Triumph – “More of a horse for the future” said Nicholls – there are some good juveniles to be seen.

Victor Chandler Chase (The Clarence House Chase) (Grade 1)

Sprinter Sacre, donned the Frankel of Nation Hunt Racing won once again in effortless style. If the young chaser stays fit and sound, then baring a fall he will not be beaten for a long time to come. Credit due though to the 2nd horse Mad Moose and a fantastic ride from Sam Twiston-Davies. Sam who is fast becoming a favourite jockey of ours sent Mad Moose into a 25 length lead from the start, and although he was caught and demoted back into 4th at one stage, horse and jockey battled on gamely to get 2nd place at the odds of 50/1.

Imperial Commander: Straight to the Gold Cup

Argento Chase (The Cotswold Chase) (Grade 2)

For us this race was all about the return of the 2010 Gold Cup winner Imperial Commander; and what a great feat of training from Nigel Twiston-Davies to get the horse to run so well after nearly two years off the course. The Commander raced prominently throughout, jumping well and going 3 lengths clear approaching the last, then driven up the hill by Paddy Brennan, looking the likely winner. The fairy tale ending though, was not to be as Cape Tribulation patiently ridden by Denis O’Regan, loving the ground, came storming up the hill to take the race in the last few strides. Hunt Ball ran with credit for a long way until tiring and finishing a remote 3rd with the rest nowhere in sight.

Once again Gran Crus was made favourite and disappointed. He would not have enjoyed the heavy ground, but it wouldn’t surprise us if connections decided to run him in the World Hurdle come March. Stranger things have happened, but we can’t see any of these horses going on to win the Gold Cup, could this be the year for the new kids on the block?

At Fishers Cross: Ran out a game winner

Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle (The Classic Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2)

Another exciting finish involving Sam Twiston-Davies on The New One and A P McCoy on At Fishers Cross. Conygree made most of the running but soon faded back into 3rd place as the leading pair went for home. Sam did nothing wrong on The New One, taking him into a 2 length lead, approaching the last and grabbing the rail up the hill. A P had to switch his mount to the left but once again – he showed us why he is still the champ, in a thrilling driving finish to get up by a neck on the line. It’s unlikely that the two will meet at the festival as The New One will probably go for the Neptune and At Fishers Cross for the Albert Barlett, both around 5/1 for their respective races.


Rewards4Racing Cleeve Hurdle (Grade 2)

It certainly was a day for spectacular finishes and the Cleeve Hurdle was no exception. Oscar Whiskey had been patiently held up by Barry Geraghty at the rear of the field for much of the race, and making steady headway to go 2nd approaching the last. Reve De Sivola had raced prominently throughout and held a slight lead at the last. The pair were toe to toe going to the finish, with Richard Johnson and Reve De Sivola just prevailing by a neck on the line. The pair are around the 4/1 / 9/2 mark for the World Hurdle in March, which promises to be the most open race for years in the absence of Big Bucks.

Much has been said about the testing ground conditions that have prevailed this winter and credit due to the horses that have battled through them, however if the ground comes up good in March as is usually the case, you can’t help thinking that some of the form will be turned on its head. All part of the joy of trying to find the winners.

– Bruce Roger

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Trend Report: London Collections: Men SS13

Last season London Collections: Menswear showcased London as one of the most thrilling cities in the world. This season confirmed it. AW13 boasted everything from supreme tailoring to gender-bending and abstract styling.


The AW13 collections showcased the English dandy at its best: “Esteemed for his butterfly exuberance yet disparaged for his proudly borne shallowness.” Formal looks were balanced against other shows that displayed sportswear and street-wear, with the defining element of each show being the coat. From well-know design houses to upcoming talent, LC:M produced a collection of classic looks that questioned the boundaries of tradition.


Suiting will always be shown. It is fashionable, as it is functional and necessary. Oliver Spencer, the brand known for dressing real men, dressed real men, in the form of Dan Rookwood (Style Director of Men’s Health) and Presenter come comedian come columnist Rick Edwards. E.Tautz and Hardy Aimes highlighted their collections with checks. Heavy Scottish and highland influences added a quirky edge to jackets, three-pieces and knitwear. Hackett London closed LC:M with their incredible venue at St Paul’s Cathedral. Dinner suits were sent down the runway jazzed up with velvet trousers, brocade waistcoats and layers of tartan.


The young designers were out in full force. With the hotly anticipated Craig Green showing boxy shapes and excellent knitwear in a palette of creams, blacks and navy; he was deemed the one to watch this year. Other strong collections included Katie Eary with her beautiful Kaleidoscope collection and equally fierce soundtrack to match. Agi & Sam showed strong colours, contrasting materials, sharp tailoring, diverse casting, (a bloodhound) and the surprise trend of the season – galoshes!


The tabloids went crazy with confusion over the various collections (mainly JW Anderson showing his male models in dresses and Craig Greens Fence-heads) but Men’s Fashion week proved to be a true meeting of talent.

Samira Ibrahim (Fashion Editor)

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The Pantone of 2013: Emerald Green

Our design editor Michelle Chasey reveals this years IT colour. From interior design to the catwalk… 

This year’s colour is Emerald Green; lively, bold and radiant. It’s a colour which is both elegant and beautiful. Pantone 17-5641 provides a sense of balance and harmony. I believe this to be true in any of it’s applications.

This year, we will see Emerald as a prominent colour in fashion, design, decor and home interior trends. Without a doubt, Emerald is the perfect colour to  provide calm, serenity and balance in any home or interior design. Eatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone color institute® says: ‘The most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum… as it has throughout history, multifaceted emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally-appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.’

The great news: even if you do not want to use a lot of emerald in your interior you could always look to touch your space with a few small accents:

The Design Fairy

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Ski Bunny Chic: the new collection by MAC

MAC Apres Chic (1)Hey, ski bunny: time to grab your Chanels and head for the slopes – because things are hotting up. 

Whether it’s Verbs or Val on the cards this season, the name of the game is effortless chic. So we’re daring to bare (not quite) all, with the latest in nearly-nude make-up: introducing MAC’s Après Chic.

The brand’s latest super sheer capsule collection is perfect for faking au natural (read: you won’t be ousted as a vanity ski-er), which will keep you pretty from brunch til Après (plus every vin chaud stop in-between).

Think lightweight shadows, £16.50, velvety mascara (waterproof, of course), £14, and hint-of-a-tint lip colours, £14. They’re treating us to a smattering of aptly named hues, too, like Haute Altitude, Alpine Bronze, and Mountain Air – so pleasing.



Never has snow been so chic.

Olivia Cox (Beauty Editor)

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Racing: the Cream of this Weekend’s Jumping

The Future Champion Finale Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1) Chepstow: 
The first grade 1 juvenile race of the year produced a very lucky winner in Ruacana. The ex Michael Bell trained flat horse now with John Ferguson for his hurdling campaign  looked set for 3rd place as Swnymor stormed through to take it up from Megalypos just before the last flight.Swnymor then came down with a crashing fall, throwing unfortunate jockey Richard Johnson into the path of Megalypos and A P McCoy. McCoys mount was badly hampered and could not recover, allowing Ruacana and Denis O’Regan to come through and take the race. Swnymor would surely have won barring his fall and looks a smart prospect for the future. Corals make the winner 16/1 and the unlucky loser Swnymor 12/1 for the JCB Triumph Hurdle in March.

Tom Scudamore: Rode Gevrey Chambertin

The 32Red Hurdle (The Tolworth Hurdle) (Grade 1 Novices’ Hurdle) Sandown: A first and well deserved grade 1 victory for trainer Jeremy Scott and jockey Nick Scholfield as Melodic Rendezvous scored an easy victory in the Tolworth Hurdle. A first and well deserved grade 1 victory for trainer Jeremy Scott and jockey Nick Scholfield as Melodic Rendezvous scored an easy victory in the Tolworth Hurdle.The seven year old tracked the leaders until going 2nd just after two out, then taking it up at the last and running on strongly to beat the only other horse to run with any credit, Charlie Longsdon’s Pendra by 4 1/2 lengths. Melodic Rendezvous has earned a trip to the festival and will be entered in both the Supreme Novice and the Neptune.

The Coral Welsh National (Grade 3 Handicap Chase) Chepstow: Ride of the day probably belongs to Paul Carberry, winning the Coral Welsh National (Grade 3 Handicap Chase) on 10/1 shot Monbeg Dude. The Michael Scudamore trained 8yo was held up at the rear for most of the race and despite making mistakes at several fences was brought with a perfectly timed run to join A P McCoy on the favourite Teaforthree at the last. Teaforthree was given a typical strong driving finish by A P, but failed to concede 16 pounds to Monbeg Dude who won by 1/2 length in the grueling conditions.

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The Sloaney blow-out at Daniel Galvin Junior, Belgravia

Salon Front Flowers 13 04 11[3] (1)If ever there was a place for a Sloaney blow-out, we’ve found it: Knightsbridge’s Daniel Galvin Junior. The uber-luxe salon produces MIC-worthy results – you know the type: glossy, shiny, subtly wavy. Expensive hair. The sort we saw sashaying down the Milano runway at Versace SS13, and that Richard Ward has been showcasing on K-Middy all these months. Daniel himself has some pretty impressive ‘sleb credentials too – he’s been colouring the likes of Kelly Brook and Amanda Holden since the salon launched two years ago.

DGJ_Interiors_074[3]Refreshingly, though, Daniel’s not just all about piling on the products (you know you’ve come across these culprits too). Turns out, to get a true hair-crush-worthy blow-out you need fundamentally healthy hair: step up DGJ’s latest launch – Organic Head. The range is totally free of parabens and is veggie friendly (if there is such a thing in hair-care), whilst packing aragan oil, aloe vera and wheat proteins into a range of shampoo, conditioner, and styling products.

Detox Masque[4]

We tried out a detox treatment and blow-dry, and were in and out of the salon in a super speedy hour (we would have loved to stay longer, watching Ab Fab in the massaging chairs. Yes, really). To book, visit the website

 Olivia Cox (Beauty Editor)

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Boxing Day at Kempton

Boxing Day at Kempton saw some great performances in the three grade 1 races, none more impressive than Dynaste in the Feltham Novices Chase, as surprising as the fantastic turn of foot Darlan found to beat a quality field in the Christmas Hurdle, and none braver than Long Run who was out jumped at the last by Captain Chris, but battled heroically up the run in to grab a victory in the last strides of the King George V I Chase. Dynaste outclassed his six rivals in the Feltham, a disappointing field for such a prestigious race. He was settled at the rear in the early stages of the race, jumping into the lead four out and putting the race to bed in effortless style, winning by a very comfortable 9 lengths from the Nicky Henderson trained Hadrian’s Approach. Dynaste jumped superbly throughout the race and although his Cheltenham plans are not set in stone he is a worthy favourite for the RSA chase, and it will take a very good horse to beat him in his present form.

Darlan had missed his last two intended engagements due to ground conditions but had to take his chance today for a much needed race course outing. Connections had no need to worry as Darlan who hadn’t run since beating stable mate Captain Conan in a grade 2 novice hurdle at the Grand National meeting, won the Christmas Hurdle with the minimum of fuss. The race was run at a slow pace due to the testing conditions, but when Darlan took it up after the second last he settled the race with an impressive turn of foot in a matter of strides. Alan Kings Raya Star out stayed the rest into second place but had no chance with the winner, and the Paul Nicholls 4yo novice Dodging Bullets did well to run on into 3rd in front of the disappointing 6/4 favourite Countrywide Flame. Darlan was promptly installed as the new favourite for the Champion Hurdle, but the race still looks to be wide open and could possibly be the most exciting in recent years.

Long Run regained the King George crown which he lost to the now retired Kuato Star last year, with a gutsy hard fought win from Captain Chris. The ground conditions had all bar the first two in trouble from a long way from home. Long Run was no stranger to this type of going, having won several races in his early career in France on similar ground. He was kept handy throughout the race and looked very comfortable until a bad blunder five out. The mistake stopped his momentum and would have put paid to the chances of a lesser horse. Long Run made a great recovery to see off all bar Captain Chris who had come from a long way back with a fantastic ride from Richard Johnson. Johnson urged the tiring Captain Chris into a great jump at the last to take the lead, yet Sam Waley Cohen rode a great finish to get back in front by a neck on the line.

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Cheltenham International: Triumph for Nicholls as Zarkandar takes the International Hurdle

Zarkandar provides Walsh with food for thoughtProbably the race of the weekend, with only seven runners (three of them leading contenders for the Champion Hurdle in March), the International Hurdle saw  Zarkandar hit the front from Rock On Ruby just before the last hurdle. The horse powered up to hill to hold a late challenge from Grandouet by two lengths, with a tiring Rock On Ruby finishing a further six lengths back in third. To be fair to the second and third placed horses, they were giving 4lb to Zarkandar and both were coming back from a long absence. Grandouet had not run since winning this race last year due to an infected fetlock joint. Last years Champion Hurdle winner Rock On Ruby hadn’t run since Aintree in April, when he ran third to Oscar Whisky. Both horses were entitled to come on for the run, but you couldn’t help but be impressed by the Paul Nicholls trained Zarkandar who looked a much stronger horse this year, and a live contender for the hurdling crown in March.

It had been a mixed week of triumph and tragedy for Paul and his staff at Ditcheat, starting with the sad and well publicized departure of the much loved Kauto Star from the yard, followed by the loss of Cristal Bonus who was fatally injured in the Paul Stewart Ironspine charity Gold Cup. Nicholls won the aforesaid race with the 4yo Unioniste, the only 4yo to win in the history of the race formerly known as the Massey Ferguson  and first run in 1963.

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Tingle Creek Triumph for Sprinter Sacre at Sandown

Main men: Jockey Barry Geraghty (right) and trainer Nicky Henderson The anticipated seasonal reappearance of champion elect, Sprinter Sacre did not disappoint this weekend in what was regarded as his stiffest task to date. The front running tactics of the Paul Nicholls trained Sanctuaire which had resulted  in emphatic wins in his last three races, did not work on this occasion. Sanctuaire won the Fred Winter Juvenile grade 3 novices handicap hurdle at the Cheltenham festival in 2010, however his hurdling career did not take off as expected, it wasn’t until he was tried over fences earlier this year that his true vocation was found. He won all of his three chases in great style, including a 17 length win over Somersby in the grade 2 Celebration Chase over the course and distance at Sandown. As expected Sanctuaire and Ruby Walsh set off to make the running at a decent pace with the 4/11 favourite Sprinter Sacre and Barry Geraghty keeping a respectful but close enough 8 to 10 lengths behind in 2nd for much of the race.

The favourite did make a couple of untidy jumps in the early stages of the race, but soon got into a comfortable flowing rhythm and the leading pair soon had the rest of the field struggling to keep pace. Sprinter Sacre started to make up ground at the railway fences, drawing along side Sanctuaire and jumping into the lead at the pond fence three from home. It was game over for the rest as he jumped the last with a mighty leap and with Geraghty looking round for none existing dangers went on to win by 15 lengths. The brave efforts of Sanctuaire finally took their toll and the tired horse made a bad jump at the last, allowing Alan King’s Kumbeshwar to come from a long way back to take 2nd on the run in to the line. Sprinter Sacre is now around 2/5 for the Queen Mothers Champion Chase in March, and could run next in the Victor Chandler at Ascot in January.

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Valentino: Master of Couture opening at Somerset House

Those in need of a break from Christmas shopping, or better yet some inspiration for the fashion lover on their list, should look no further than the glamorous and sensational exhibition Valentino: Master of Couture opening at Somerset House.  The exhibit is on from 29 November through 3 March in the Embankment Galleries, South Wing.  Valentino came out of retirement in part to create a beautiful and interesting experience for the viewer. Gain an intimate look into the life of the accomplished designer through his personal photos.  Then, in an installation specifically crafted for this event, walk the catwalk.

From this vantage point take in the breathtaking one hundred thirty haute couture gowns on display. Including designs worn by screen gems Grace Kelly and Sophia Loren, icon Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and more recently, Gwyneth Paltrow.  The final element of the exhibit is an extensive look at the process of crafting Princess Marie Chantal of Greece’s wedding dress. Both film featuring Valentino and actual samples on display explain the work of les petit mains and viewers will surely leave with a greater understanding of “haute couture”.

Valentino: Master of Couture is an exquisite use of photography, costume, and film to bring Valentino’s legacy to Somerset House. Please find ticket information here.

Additionally, 1 December in the screening room of Somerset House there is a viewing of the film Valentino: The Last Emperor. Book tickets here for the fun and exciting look at couture, “behind the seams” if you will, featuring Valentino and partner Giancarlo Giammetti.

Jessica Toukatly

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Lancome launches limited edition Minaudiere RIL-VIL by OLT

Lancome are marking the first anniversary of their Rouge in Love lipstick and Vernis in Love nail colour collections by teaming up with quirky fashion designer and lipstick lover Olympia de-Tan (OLT, to those in the know), to create an iconic case for the range, containing 12 hand-selected shades (OLT’s favourites from the range), which also adorn the Valentines–ready case design (hint, hint). It’s super cute – underneath the lid, there’s a name-tag (you know, like the ones your mum used to sew on school uniform in case you accidentally swapped a sock or similar) that reads ‘hand made with love in France’. Swoon. As ever with OLT, the embroidered design is inspired by the graphics of the forties and fifties, and the glamour of pin-up girls. Whoever thought up this partnership must be feeling smug – OLT is the perfect match for the vintage–cum–modern Parisian brand.

The minaudiere is OLT’s niche – her cult label has been going strong since she launched back in 2009. It’s totally personal, and everything about the design has a reason (each of which is super cute, I might add). It’s books because she loves literature; she uses chain stitch and stem stitch because they’re the ones her grandmother first taught her; and to finish every piece, Le-Tan uses a clothing label from the boutique where her mother used to shop. The designs look cool, too, and I’m not the only one to think so – the chic-but-edgy clutches have adorned many a hand on this season’s red carpets.  “I wanted to design the cover of an imaginary novel called ‘Rouge in Love’. I love drawing lips, so it was the perfect opportunity…,” says Olympia. “The clasp and side, instead of having a gold finish like my other designs, are silver, like a mirror. Perfect to look into during the evening if you want to touch up your make-up.” It’s a good job she loved creating the case – each one takes Olympia and her team a whopping 18 hours to make. The downside? There’s only 100 limited edition available.  Hurry!  – Olivia Cox
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Chanel Pop-up Returns to Covent Garden in time for Christmas

Have you been to see the Chanel pop up yet? NO? Well, we suggest you do so, and pronto, because the iconic monogram made its Covent Garden return on Tuesday night, just in time for us to write our Christmas lists. 

Inside the boutique, it’s all about perfume. Think super-sized vats of No. 5, and limited edition bottles to buy. There are mini ones too though, so don’t panic boys – we won’t be expecting a litre of No. 19 under the tree this year, although, it’s not just the old favourites – the entire fragrance collection is on sale, and that means choices, choices, choices. Time to test whether your man has been listening all this time.

For those overwhelmed by choice, though, gift vouchers (a first for Chanel) will be available to purchase. And they’ll even do the writing for you (read: no more scratchy scribble), in beautiful French calligraphy. They have thought of everything! It’s a Chanel-ite’s heaven – the walls are littered with images of Brad Pitt (swoon) from the fashion house’s latest pour homme campaign, and it’s the only place in the entire country right now, where you can find the Chanel Christmas Collection (you know the drill  – eye-shadow quads in fabulous Chanel quilting,  vampy lip colours and Le Vernis nail colour, plus monogrammed blush with a delicate light powder).

Best part? You can even book a mini Chanel-over, £25, which is redeemable against beauty buys. And well, according to beaut-onomics, it would be rude not to buy. Right?

It’s Christmas by Chanel. We love.

Olivia Cox (Beauty Editor)

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Hollywood Costumes come to the Victoria & Albert Museum

Robert de Niro as Travis Bickle in 'Taxi Driver', 1976, costume designed by Ruth Morley. Columbia /The Kobal CollectionThe lights are low, the music swells, and the screen comes to life. Cinema.  It intrigues your senses of sight and sound; the stories and characters can stay with you for a lifetime.

If ever you dreamed of donning Holly Golightly’s little black dress, Indiana Jones’ hat, or even Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, then the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, is exactly where you need to go.

Without a word, before one movement is made, a person on screen becomes a character through their costume and the V&A’s exhibition shines a spotlight on the art of cinematic costume magnificently.  Unreel your imagination and rediscover your favourite films as you view over one-hundred iconic costumes.

Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt in 'Titanic', 1997, costume designed by Deborah L Scott. 20th Century Fox/Paramount/The Kobal CollectionFive years in the making the exhibit is set to open on 20th October 2012 through to 27th January 2013 bringing together items from a variety of genres and time periods, from every Hollywood studio. Explore the content, craft, and character of items such as  Black Swan’s tutu or James Bond’s tuxedo.

Bond is not the only action star featured in the exhibit, discover how Jason Bourne’s jacket helped him blend into the crowd, yet stand out to the audience.  From Star Wars to Titanic the biggest films in history are all represented in this collection.

Notably, displayed for the first time outside the United States, are Dorothy’s ruby red slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, surely the crown jewels of the exhibition for the Chelsea & Country readers.  Follow the yellow brick road to the V&A before they click their heels for home.

For ticket information or to book online please visit the website. To book by phone please call: 020 7907 7073

Jessica Toukatly

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Holland Cooper ‘Gold Label’ Harrods Launch at The Dorsia

Made in Chelsea stars Richard Dinan and Ollie Locke were amongst the crowd of tweed eager socialites to hit the red carpet this week, to celebrate the  launch of Holland Cooper’s ‘Gold Label’ for Harrods.

Also there to support the Queen of Tweed, Jade Holland Cooper was Olympic Gold medalist Peter Wilson, equestrian eventer Laura Collett, reality TV star Ben Duncan, Fashion Blogger Prince Cassius, Model Sara McLean, Actor Stuart Manning and top model Sophie Anderton.

The evening was held at The Dorsia, South Kensington where over 200 guests were showered with champagne upon arrival and were treated to a  Holland Cooper goodie bag including a £100 gift voucher to spend on the night as pieces from the collection were available to purchase.

You can find the limited edition line on the 5th floor of Harrods. The range includes beautiful Chelsea coats trimmed with opulent ostrich skin , tweed gilets with raccoon fur trims and much more. All Holland Cooper tweed garments are individually hand cut, designed and made in Great Britain using British made tweed and judging by Wednesday night’s guest list, it truly is a brand which can be enjoyed by all, from the city to the countryside, Holland Cooper has something for those who enjoy quintessentially British Fashion.

Check out the Holland Cooper ‘Gold Label’ Harrods Launch Gallery for more pictures from the evening.

Rachael Grace Kay (Senior Editor)

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