the gentlewoman


A very private view with Christian DiorMay 2019, London

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The hottest ticket in London town this summer is Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Club members were treated to a dreamy, early-morning private view courtesy of our friends at Dior. Photography by Kasia Bobula.

A vinyl love-in at 5 Carlos PlaceApril 2019, London

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It was Bring-Your-Own-Vinyl as The Gentlewoman Club and MATCHESFASHION.COM got together to compile the ultimate gentlewoman playlist at a disco-down in Mayfair. On the wheels of steel was the heavenly Hanna Hanra, while the incomparable Kate Tempest captivated with a performance of new, as of yet unreleased, work.

Enjoy the evening’s playlist in full, here, on Spotify.

In Firenze with GucciNovember 2018, London

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The Gentlewoman Club spent an autumn afternoon in Florence with our friends from Gucci, enjoying the wonders of the Boboli Gardens, a five-course luncheon at Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura and an exclusive tour of the Gucci Garden led by curator Maria Luisa Frisa. Photography by Adam Slama.

A glittering tour of the Goldsmiths' CompanySeptember 2018, London

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The Gentlewoman Club was treated to a revealing exposé of the Great Livery Company’s 700-year-archive and Assay office to discover the workings of this storied guild. Photography by Holly Whittaker.

A lively life drawing with Giorgio Armani, Julie Verhoeven and Studio VoltaireJuly 2018, London

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Giorgio Armani and The Gentlewoman Club got together at the Royal Academy of Arts for an exuberant life drawing class led by the artist Julie Verhoeven, with special guest sitter Anna Calvi. Sincerest thanks to our friends at Studio Voltaire and to Armit Wines for the delicious refreshment on a balmy evening. Photography by Kasia Bobula.

Stepping out in BrooklynMay 2018, New York City

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McNally Jackson were our gracious hosts on the occasion of The Gentlewoman Club's first outing in the Big Apple. Photography by Adam Slama.

A summer supper with Tory BurchMay 2018, New York City

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To welcome forth a new season, Tory Burch and Penny Martin fêted the wild and wondrous women of New York City at the designer's Manhattan home. Photography by Adam Slama.

A gentlewomanly get-together at TenderbooksFebruary 2018, London

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A festive unveiling of The Gentlewoman nº 17 at Tenderbooks in Covent Garden, London.
Photography by Adam Slama.

Cocktail Hour at BlacksNovember 2017, London

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An evening of delicious Martinis at Blacks Club in London's Soho district on the occasion of the launch of The Cocktail Needle by The Gentlewoman and Delfina Delettrez — the exquisite pick of the divine and the dissolute. Cheers! Photography by Adam Slama.

Glimpses of the Future: Los AngelesSeptember 2017, Los Angeles

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COS and The Gentlewoman Club travelled through the architectural highlights of Los Angeles on the first stop of the Glimpses of the Future international architectural tour. Photography by Adam Slama.

Ciao, Milano!March 2017, Milano

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The Gentlewoman welcomed its fifteenth edition with a sublime get-together in Milan at Pasticceria Marchesi. Special thanks to our friends at Prada – sweet dreams, indeed!

Helen Marten, Drunk Brown House: A TourNovember 2016, London

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The Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London's Hyde Park hosted The Gentlewoman Club for an exclusive tour of Helen Marten's exhibition Drunk Brown House. Photography by Holly Whittaker.

An intimate dinner in honour of Lauren CollinsOctober 2016, London

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The Gentlewoman assembled some the magazine's nearest and dearest for a charming dinner in celebration of contributing writer Lauren Collins' new book When in French: Love in a Second Language, published by 4th Estate. Photography by Adam Slama.

The Gentlewoman at Yvon LambertOctober 2016, Paris

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A cheery afternoon with readers of The Gentlewoman at Yvon Lambert bookshop in the Marais district of Paris. Photography by Thomas Smith.

A get-together at magCultureSeptember 2016, London

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On a balmy autumn evening, The Gentlewoman toasted its fourteenth edition with our readers at the magCulture shop in London's Clerkenwell. Such fun. Photography by Holly Whittaker.

Day trip to Durslade FarmJune 2016, Somerset

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In the jovial company of Paul Smith, The Gentlewoman Club headed west for a countryside jaunt to Durslade Farm, Hauser & Wirth's Somerset art complex. There, we revelled in bucolic splendour with a sumptuous summer picnic by the Roth Bar & Grill. Photography by Adam Slama.

B.Y.O.V.April 2016, London

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The Gentlewoman Club celebrated Record Store Day with a Bring-Your-Own-Vinyl shindig at Alleycat on London’s famous Tin Pan Alley, aka Denmark Street. Beloved post-punk prima donna Brix Smith Start also regaled with tales from rock ’n’ roll's frontline in a reading from her memoir, The Rise, The Fall, And The Rise. Photography by Adam Slama.

Enjoy The Gentlewoman B.Y.O.V. playlist on Spotify

A literary soiréeJanuary 2016, London

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Bookish banter abounded at the Club's reading group with Sonia Rykiel featuring "Dangerous Liaisons" by Choderlos de Laclos. An animated discussion was led Dr Ann Lewis, specialist in 18th century French literature, and Marketa Uhlirova, director of Fashion in Film. Dramatic readings from the book were courtesy of actor Stacy Martin. Photography by Adam Slama.

A guided tour by Es DevlinOctober 2015, London

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The Gentlewoman Club was treated to a very special tour of the exhibition Louis Vuitton Series 3 – Past, Present, Future by the award-winning stage designer Es Devlin. Please enjoy these photographs from the evening's festivities. Photography by Adam Slama.

A magical evening in ParisOctober 2015, Paris

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Step right up! The venerable bookshop Shakespeare and Company was the enchanting setting for a readers' get-together in Paris, with live performances from the magicians Christopher Howell and Katherine Mills. Photography by David Grove.

Huzzah for The Gentlewoman N° 12!September 2015, London

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A merry evening at Magma bookshop, in London’s Covent Garden, where the twelfth edition of The Gentlewoman was celebrated in the company of friends. Photography by Fernando Uceda.

The Gentlewoman Running Club: Summer 2015Summer 2015, London

Eight weeks’ training, 18 runners and a collective time of 73:28:21 – this is what it took to ace the Nike Women’s 10KM. Meet the team that ran the final stretch.

Meet the team

The Gentlewoman in SohoFebruary 2015, London

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The Gentlewoman No.11 was ushered in for spring and summer two thousand and fifteen with a sublime party at Claire de Rouen books in London's Soho. Photography by Fernando Uceda.

Christmas Ghost WalkDecember 2014, London

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The Gentlewoman Club hosted its first Christmas Ghost Walk on a chilly December evening with a terrifying exploration of Soho and Covent Garden convening at Sunspel on Old Compton Street for warming post-walk drinks. Photography by Danny J Peace.

The Gentlewoman keeps shop at House of VoltaireDecember 2014, London

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It was a jovial evening of affordable art, drinks and shopping as The Gentlewoman played shop with special guest gentlewoman shopkeeper actor Maddy Hill at House of Voltaire. Photographs by Kareem Abdul.

The Gentlewoman Running Club: Winter 2014Winter 2014, London

On Tuesday nights, from 28 October–25 November 2014, Joslyn Thompson Rule lead five runs around London ranging from 4.5–6KM.

Run the routes

A super-duper party in BerlinOctober 2014, Berlin

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To Berlin! The Gentlewoman and Fantastic Man caught up with old friends and made some new at Voo Store in Kreuzberg, who hosted a super-duper party in honour of the new issues of both magazines. The evening also featured a special live performance by Heatsick. Wunderbar!

A glamorous night at Hotel Café RoyalSeptember 2014, London

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It was a scintillating evening of disco-dancing with Swedish pop superstar Robyn, the face of The Gentlewoman nº 10. Photography by Ivan Ruberto and George Harvey.

A readers’ shindig at The Photographers’ GallerySeptember 2014, London

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A cheery afternoon tea with the readers of The Gentlewoman at The Photographers' Gallery in London. Photography by Kasia Bobula.

A tour of Bridget Riley’s show at David Zwirner LondonJuly 2014, London

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To celebrate Bridget Riley: The Stripe Paintings 1961-2014 at David Zwirner London, friends and members of The Gentlewoman Club were treated to a special tour of the exhibition by Angela Choon, senior partner at David Zwirner. Photography by Ivan Ruberto.

Celebrations at Ofr bookshopMarch 2014, Paris

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To Paris, where The Gentlewoman held court at Ofr bookshop in the third arrondissement for a get-together in honour the ninth edition of the magazine.

A stomping dance-off with Marlborough ContemporaryOctober 2012, London

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The Gentlewoman hosted a jolly do with our friends at Marlborough Contemporary to celebrate the launch of their new Mayfair gallery and to welcome forth the new autumn season. 

Readers’ tea party with Paul SmithSeptember 2012, London

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Paul Smith welcomed The Gentlewoman Club to his wonderful boutique in Claridges on the occasion of the release of The Gentlewoman nº 6.

Disco-dancing at Thomas DaneSeptember 2011, London

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The new, fourth edition of The Gentlewoman for autumn and winter two thousand and eleven was welcomed with a rollicking knees-up at Thomas Dane Gallery in London's storied St James. 

Inaugural readers’ get-together at Dover Street MarketSeptember 2011, London

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Idea Books at Dover Street Market hosted the inaugural readers’ get-together to coincide with the publication of The Gentlewoman’s fourth edition.

Drinks party at Dover Street Arts ClubSeptember 2010, London

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Dover Street Arts Club in Mayfair, London, was the dashing setting for an intimate drinks party to toast The Gentlewoman's second issue, for autumn and winter two thousand and ten.

A gentlewomanly debutMarch 2010, Paris

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The premiere issue of The Gentlewoman was ceremoniously launched during Paris's biannual showcase of the international fashion collections in the company of the industry's great and good at the Hôtel de Clermont-Tonnerre.