Meet our new style contributor: Hilary Alexander

Born in New Zealand, Hilary Alexander OBE, is the former Fashion Director of The Daily Telegraph. She retired from the Telegraph in 2011, after 26 years, and has continued to work as a freelance stylist and writer, and is also the editor-at-large for Hello Fashion Monthly.

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She works regularly with a number of charities, including Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, and the British Heart Foundation, and styles annual gala fashion shows for Breast Cancer Care. A long-established supporter of Graduate Fashion Week since it began more than two decades ago, she has been a GFW Trustee since 2011.

She has been named British Fashion Journalist of the Year twice (1998 and 2003). In May 2001, she was awarded the title Visiting Professor by the London Institute, and in November, 2007, was honoured with the title Doctor of Design by Nottngham Trent University.

She was awarded the OBE for services to fashion journalism on November 28, 2013. She regularly appears on television, and is a passionate traveller, long distance walker, gardener, cook, and cat lover.

Click HERE to read Hilary’s feature on chossing the perfect hat