Amanda Harlech

Amanda Harlech is a British creative consultant and writer with a long association with the couturiers John Galliano and the late Karl Lagerfeld, for whom she was creative consultant and cultural muse during his tenure at Chanel.

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Born in London, Amanda Harlech now resides in Shropshire, England. An Oxford graduate with a BA degree in English Literature, Amanda went on to begin her career as Junior Fashion Editor at Harpers & Queen. In 1984 during her time there, she met the young Central Saint Martins student, John Galliano, leaving her position to become a full time creative collaborator for John Galliano’s own label, helping to establish both his London and Paris businesses. It was during Galliano’s move to Dior in 1996 where Amanda was successfully pursued by Karl Lagerfeld and made her highly documented move to Chanel. To date, Amanda has remained as a creative consultant and cultural muse at Chanel, spending large periods of time in Paris. Acting as Lagerfeld’s outside pair of eyes, Amanda has been integral to Chanel’s creative process, involved in every aspect of directing, image and brand consulting. Aside from Chanel, Amanda works alongside Karl as a consultant at Fendi, where she focuses on making the collection more expressive, through detail, colour, fabric and texture. Amanda has featured in various short films and outside of Chanel and Fendi, continues her role as stylist and writer for various publications such as V Magazine, POP, Garage and CR Fashion Book. Moreover, as reflected in her degree, Amanda has an immense passion for literature and is currently working on her first fictional novel as well as a reflective film series, ‘Cartes De Tendresse’, a documentary that maps her fashion journey.