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In this series, presented by Mariella Frostrup, Harrods explores people’s ideas of what luxury is. How does an object become valuable? What stories can some objects tell? What is the relationship between people and the things they own? Is modern luxury craftsmanship? Is it scale? Is it emotion, or beauty? Listen with Mariella as she asks designers, artists, craftsmen and more to share their own personal tales of luxury.

In this series, presented by Mariella Frostrup, Harrods explores people’s ideas of what luxury is. How does an object become valuable? What stories can some objects tell? What is the relationship between people and the things they own? Is modern luxury craftsmanship? Is it scale? Is it emotion, or beauty? Listen with Mariella as she asks designers, artists, craftsmen and more to share their own personal tales of luxury.
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In this series, presented by Mariella Frostrup, Harrods explores people’s ideas of what luxury is. How does an object become valuable? What stories can some objects tell? What is the relationship between people and the things they own? Is modern luxury craftsmanship? Is it scale? Is it emotion, or beauty? Listen with Mariella as she asks designers, artists, craftsmen and more to share their own personal tales of luxury.

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Episodes

3: Sarah Shotton

5/23/2019
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It’s tricky to imagine Sarah Shotton being anything other than the body-confidence advocate she is today. And yet, as the designer reveals, it was only upon discovering Agent Provocateur – the iconic and “filthy elegant” lingerie brand of which Shotton is now Creative Director – that she would learn to love her figure. “Underwear is very important… It makes you feel good about yourself; it makes you feel confident; it’s fun; it pulls you in. It is the most important thing that you put on...

Duration:00:36:44

2: Ashley Hicks

5/16/2019
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For Ashley Hicks, acclaimed interior and architectural designer, an eye for good taste runs in the family. Here, the son of David Nightingale Hicks recounts his illustrious upbringing amidst the upper echelons of British society – and reveals the secret behind his indefatigable ‘assistant’, Francis. Ashley Hicks’ formative years were as extraordinary as you’d expect from the son of David Nightingale Hicks – esteemed interior designer – and Lady Pamela Hicks, the younger daughter of Earl...

Duration:00:37:13

1: Mary Katrantzou

5/9/2019
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In any conversation about Mary Katrantzou, the words ‘colour’ and ‘print’ are never too far behind. And yet, in reality, the Greek-born fashion designer is poles apart from the maximalist that people believe her to be, as she explains... It wasn’t until studying under the late Professor Louise Wilson OBE that designer, Mary Katrantzou, would find her creative confidence. Now, just over a decade after presenting her seminal Central Saint Martins MA collection, Katrantzou is regarded among the...

Duration:00:31:21

Season 2 Trailer

5/9/2019
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Season Two has arrived! Join Mariella as she continues exploring what luxury truly means in a modern world in conversation with the industry’s most notable minds and creatives. In this series, she's joined by designers Mary Katrantzou and Charlotte Olympia Dellal, Interior Designer Ashley Hicks, Agent Provocateur Creative Director Sarah Shotton, Jeweller Carolina Bucci and hairdresser George Northwood.

Duration:00:00:58

6: Terry de Gunzburg

3/28/2019
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Terry de Gunzburg is a trailblazer in the beauty industry. After a 15-year career as Creative Director at Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, where she created the cult classic Touche Éclat concealer pen, she launched her eponymous beauty range, By Terry, which has become renowned for its distinct approach to colour, light and texture. In this exclusive bonus episode, Terry talks to Mariella about her addiction to buying shoes, how she believes make-up should enhance our beauty and never be used to...

Duration:00:34:32

1: Stephen Webster

3/4/2019
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Jeweller Stephen Webster describes his extraordinary journey from the east end of London to designing for Elizabeth Taylor. He reveals why he's racked up a million air miles, and showcases a personalised cutlery set that means so much to him.

Duration:00:38:19

3: Amanda Wakeley

3/4/2019
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A Royally-favoured designer, OBE Amanda Wakeley takes us on a walk down a fashionable memory lane, from her favourite teenage looks to her mission to empower and elevate women.

Duration:00:32:28

4: Jackson Boxer

3/4/2019
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Top London chef and restraunteur Jackson Boxer takes us back to where his love of food was born, his history as a bad-boy chef and the story behind his favourite knife.

Duration:00:30:55

5: Roksanda Ilincic

3/4/2019
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The Serbian designer discusses what makes clothes luxury, her love of colour and her architectural approach to design, plus the ceramic that she thinks does something extraordinary.

Duration:00:32:31

2: David Batchelor

3/4/2019
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We hear artist David Batchelor, creator of wonderful colour-filled installations, discuss the relationship between art, colour and luxury. Then he reveals something that came from inside a volcano.

Duration:00:31:36