Hamish Bowles

Hamish Bowles (born 23 July 1963) is an English fashion journalist and editor. Since 1995 he has been the European editor-at-large for the American edition of Vogue.

Hamish Bowles
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Bowles in 2006
Born (1963-07-23) July 23, 1963 (age 56)[1]
London, England
Alma materSaint Martin's School of Art
OccupationFashion journalist
Years active1984–present


Hamish Bowles was born in London in 1963, the son of David Victor Bowles, vice-provost of University College, London, and his wife Anne, a photographer.[2] He studied at Saint Martin's School of Art.


From 1984 until 1992, he worked for Harper's Bazaar UK, first as a fashion editor, then as fashion director and, from 1989, as style director.[3] In 1992, Bowles joined the staff of the American edition of Vogue.

In 1998 he had a cameo part in Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon as a young David Hockney.[citation needed] In 2006 he appeared for some seconds in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette as a courtier.[2] He appeared in 2009 in Valentino: The Last Emperor and in 2010 in Gossip Girl[2] and in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.[citation needed]

Bowles has a large personal collection of designer clothing, including pieces by John Galliano, Mainbocher and Charles Frederick Worth.[4] He has lent items from his collection to exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[3]


  1. ^ "Hamish Bowles Quotes". Brainy Quote.
  2. ^ a b c Hamish Bowles. Voguepedia. Accessed August 2013.
  3. ^ a b Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years. Selections from the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum: 1 May – 29 July 2001. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Archived 22 June 2007.
  4. ^ Schmidt, Jason. "Hamish Bowles: The Collector" (PDF). Vogue (UK). Retrieved 13 November 2017.