Lady Amanda Harlech is the long-term creative collaborator of Karl Lagerfeld at Fendi in Rome and Chanel in Paris. She previously worked for a decade with British designer John Galliano, prior to which she was a stylist and Fashion Editor at Harpers & Queen. She is known as designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld's 'eye outside Paris,' and has been his personal and professional muse and collaborator for a decade. She is often described as Karl Lagerfeld's 'muse', which she herself seems to find inappropriate. 'If I do have a gift, it is as a map-reader, a pathfinder,' she says. 'I don't think I'm a muse. A muse inspires - but Karl is inspired by a lot of other women, men, books, a piece of furniture, a piece of music'. Lagerfeld himself has described her variously as his collaboratrice, an adviser whose vision he trusts as much as his own. 

Harlech penned her first fiction novel, Blame, published in 2013 by Pushkin Press. She currently divides her time between Paris, Rome and Shropshire. 

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    Amanda Harlech creates a fashion film.

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    Amanda Harlech creates a Shop item.

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