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Literary Series - Clothes...and other things that matter

"A must-read memoir for even those beyond the fashion set." - The Evening Standard

Wednesday, 14 July, 18.30 London / 13.30 EST

Celebrating the best of British writing, The Beaumont is launching a digital version of our previous sold-out literary evenings, gathering together the world's best and brightest non-fiction writers to read from their latest work.

The series continues on Wednesday 14 July with a reading of Clothes...and other things that matter (Octopus) and a live Q&A with the book's best-selling author Alexandra Shulman.

The former editor-in-chief of British Vogue, where she was the magazine's longest serving editor in its history after holding the post for twenty-five years, Alexandra Shulman delves into her own life to look at the emotions, ambitions, expectations and meanings behind the way we dress.

The Book

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER... From the bra to the bikini, the trench coat to trainers, the slip dress to the suit, she explores their meaning in women's lives and how our wardrobes intersect with the larger world - the career ladder, motherhood, romance, sexual identity, ambition, failure, body image and celebrity.

By turns funny, refreshingly self-deprecating and often very moving, this startlingly honest memoir from the former-editor of British Vogue will encourage women of all ages to consider what their own clothes mean to them, the life they live in them and the stories they tell.

The book is available from our favourite Mayfair bookseller, Heywood Hill.

The Author

Having begun her journalistic career working for Tatler in 1982, Alexandra Shulman went on to write for a wide range of newspapers and magazines, such as The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail.

Alexandra took on the role as editor-in-chief of Vogue in 1992. Her tenure there was marked by various iconic issues of the magazine, including the 1999 Millennium Issue, which became the highest-ever selling issue of Vogue.