Joan Collins


In 1984, London Fashion Week began as a chaotic collection of radical designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Katharine Hamnett.

Sunday, 25 October, 2009, 12:00am

Poison paean

Thomas du Pre de Saint Maur is the international marketing director for fragrances at Dior. He was recently in Hong Kong to promote the launch of Pure Poison.

Q: What's the rationale behind the launch?

1 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

SMART casual

AFTER ABOUT 45 enjoyable minutes, during which he discusses French politics, American movies, Muslim veils and September 11, Jean Touitou gives a sigh, and says: 'It's nice not to talk about fashion. To be frank, what can you say about it?'

17 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Joan moves heaven and earth to visit

MODESTY is a virtue that this column closely adheres to (and we shall choose to ignore mutters from the back that we have a lot to be modest about), but just for once we shall drop our mantle.

20 May 1993 - 12:00am

Don't tell the Governor, but Joan Collins plans to drop in on him - maybe

SINCE we've already experienced a few false starts as regards the visit of soap diva Joan Collins to Hongkong, we'll believe it only when our man at Kai Tak informs us that her designer luggage has been spotted doing the rounds at the retrieval area.

19 May 1993 - 12:00am

It's Roger and out for superstar Joan Collins

THIS is a general warning. Mention Joan Collins in the presence of here-there-and-everywhere Roger Thomas at your peril.

Ever since St Joan stood up the Hans Andersen Club, a charity for deprived children of which Roger is president, the soap diva's name is like a red rag to a bull for the usually amiable broadcaster.

30 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Soap queen Joan scraps rendezvous

SO the much heralded visit of soap diva Joan Collins to Hongkong will not come to pass after all.

The mercurial star of Dynasty , who was due here next month, has pulled out of the visit during which she was due to speak at a luncheon being held in aid of a children's charity.

27 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Visit puts years on evergreen Joan

SOAP queen Joan Collins is not going to like this one bit. As Hongkong prepares for the May visit of the glamorous actress, we have received a copy of a fax outlining her itinerary both here (much of it still uncertain as yet) and in Taipei.

But it's a footnote to the letter - sent by the Taipei office of Global Entertainment - that intrigues us.

30 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Organisers in a lather over soap queen's visit

EVEN the Dynasty scriptwriters (difficult to believe I know, but the programme did actually employ some) would have been hard pressed to come up with the sort of scenario that is unfolding for the upcoming visit of actress Joan Collins to Hongkong.

26 Mar 1993 - 12:00am