Clothes… and other things that matter: Alexandra Shulman & Linda Grant

Queen’s Park resident and former Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue discusses her memoir interwoven with fashion and social history

Queens Park resident Alexandra Shulman was for 25 years Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue magazine. Her book Clothes: And Other Things That Matter is both a memoir and a fashion and social history. What sort of person do our clothes allow us to be, and what sort of person might they turn us into? Alexandra will be in conversation with the Orange Prize-winning novelist Linda Grant, author of among others The Thoughtful Dresser and a novel entitled The Clothes On Their Backs.

“Clever, emotionally intelligent, revelling in style without making us yearn to shop.”

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Alexandra Shulman

Alexandra Shulman is a writer and commentator. Shw was British Vogue‘s Editor-in-Chief from 1992 to 2017 and was awarded the CBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list.

Linda Grant

Linda Grant was born in Liverpool. She read English at the University of York and did further postgraduate studies in Canada at McMaster and Simon Fraser Universities. For some years she worked as a journalist, writing for the Guardian and Independent on Sunday. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and holds honorary doctorates from the University of York and John Moores University. Linda has published a number of novels and works of non-fiction.  Her novel When I Lived in Modern Times won the Orange Prize in 2000. Her latest novel, A Stranger City, was published in 2019.