She turned Princess Diana into a fashion icon and spent decades at the UK’s style bible. Now Anna Harvey is making her how-to-dress advice available to all.
If it weren’t for her Miu Miu satin-bow-trimmed kitten heels and the tip she has just passed on about Muji’s little black dresses (who knew?), settling down for tea with former Vogue fashion director Anna Harvey would be like going back in time. She may be steely of tone but she is staggeringly polite.
This is not the florid courtesy of Michael Gove, or the icy etiquette of a duchess, but the considerate modesty of a well brought up and thoroughly nice woman, designed to put people at ease.