James Sherwood

James Sherwood is a writer, broadcaster and curator.  He 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) and James Sherwood's Discriminating Guide to London (2015). 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, James 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, The Independent The Daily Telegraph, the Mail-on-Sunday and The World of Interiors on the international catwalk circuit, luxury goods and the diamond business. He now writes for and is editor-at-large of international men's luxury bible The Rake as well as contributing editor to Arena Homme +.


James has appeared on British and US television for over a decade.  He co-presented the fashion coverage at Royal Ascot for the BBC with Suzi Perry and has commentated at state occasions such as the Royal Wedding in 2011 and HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012. He has appeared on ITV’s This Morning, BBC Radio 4, BBC Breakfast, Channel 4 and Show Studio.  He has contributed to NBC documentaries about the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, 'Kate Middleton style' and icons of glamour Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Madonna.


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. He has edited the Louis Vuitton Guide to London and his weekly online diary Letters from Bloomsbury Square - a whimsical chronicle of life in London - can be found on his website.

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