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An Evening With Nicholas Coleridge by How To Academy


How To Academy Presents....

The former chairman of Condé Nast Britain presents an insider’s guide to the glamorous worlds of high fashion and journalism.

Over his thirty-year career at Condé Nast, Nicholas Coleridge has witnessed it all. From the anxieties of the Princess of Wales to the blazing fury of Mohamed Al-Fayed, his story is also the story of the people who populate the world of glossy magazines.

With relish and astonishing candour, he joins How To Academy to offer the inside scoop on Tina Brown and Anna Wintour, David Bowie and Philip Green, Kate Moss and Beyoncé and a surreal weekend away with Bob Geldof and William Hague.

In this In Conversation event, he will provide insight into the changing worlds of fashion, journalism, museums and a whole sweep of British society.

Fans of Alexandra Shulman’s InsideVogue, Tina Brown’s The Vanity Fair Diaries, and Grace Coddington’s Graceought not to miss this rich, honest, witty and very personal account of a life splendidly lived.

Praise for Nicholas Coleridge:

‘I adored it. Coleridge has a Waugh-like eye for hilarious social nuance and a Henry Jamesian ear for precision. He is both self-deprecating and shrewd as he regales us with his rollicking ride as editor and tastemaker in the world of British glossy magazines: an irresistible read’ - Tina Brown

‘Coleridge writes like a dream’ - Observer

‘Coleridge dissects the social mores with the precision of Tom Wolfe’ - New Yorker

‘Coleridge fixes the world with a glittering eye’ - Financial Times

Nicholas Coleridge

Nicholas Coleridge has been Managing Director of British Condé Nast and President of Condé Nast International, publisher of 130 magazines around the world, including VogueandVanity Fair. Journalist, editor, magazine executive, author, environmental campaigner, and Chairman of the Victoria and Albert Museum and British Fashion Council, he has for three decades been a prevalent figure in the publishing and fashion industries. Nicholas Coleridge and his wife live in London and Worcestershire. They have four children.