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Author, broadcaster and curator James Sherwood is the author of The Perfect Gentleman: The Pursuit of Timeless Elegance in London (2012), Fashion at Royal Ascot: Three Centuries of Thoroughbred Style (2011) and Savile Row: The Master Tailors of British Bespoke (2010) published by Thames & Hudson. The Perfect Gentleman was launched in late 2012 at Ralph Lauren's Left Bank flagship in Paris and Maison Degand in Brussels. His Savile Row retrospective exhibition The London Cut and accompanying book was showcased at Palazzo Pitti in Florence and the British Ambassadors' residences in Paris and Tokyo.
As a royal fashion and style correspondent, he has written for every British national broadsheet newspaper and the New York Times for over 20 years: reporting for The Financial Times, The International Herald Tribune and The Independent on the international catwalk circuit, luxury goods and the diamond business. He now writes for the Daily Telegraph, the Mail-on-Sunday, The World of Interiors and is editor-at-large of international men's luxury bible The Rake for whom he writes the Notes from the Row column.
James has appeared on British and US television for a decade first as BBC fashion commentator at Royal Ascot and now as ITV This Morning's Luxury Lookback correspondent specialising in royal fashion, Hollywood style and high fashion. In 2011 he was one of the BBC's commentating team for the Royal Wedding and has since contributed to NBC documentaries about the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, 'Kate Middleton style' and icons of glamour Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Madonna in 2012.
James curated the Archive Room at No 1 Savile Row for Gieves & Hawkes and is now in-house historian for Henry Poole & Co: founding father of Savile Row. He curated the Savoy Museum for the hotel's 2010 grand reopening and continues to consult on signature suite interiors named after famous guests Maria Callas, Winston Churchill, Marlene Dietrich and Noël Coward. In 2012 James consulted on the design of a new shop collection for Savile Row tailor Anderson & Sheppard at No 17 Clifford Street. For the ninth year, he has edited the Louis Vuitton Guide to London and is working on the 2014 edition. James's weekly online diary Letters from Bloomsbury Square - a whimsical chronicle of life in London - can be found on his website.