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British film fans no doubt cheered loudly when Gary Oldman won the Oscar for Best Actor at the 90th Academy Awards but there would have been an extra cheer coming from behind the doors at 15 Savile Row. That’s because the team at Henry Poole, led by MD Simon Cundey, were the experts called in by the makers of Darkest Hour to ensure all the suits worn by Oldman as Sir Winston Churchill were accurate. Oldman thanked his 99-year-old mother in his acceptance speech, saying “put the kettle on because I’m bringing Oscar home”.

Historical accuracy is central to period productions like Darkest Hour so it was no surprise that director Joe Wright and costume designer Jacqueline Durran turned to  Henry Poole & Co, the real-life tailor to Churchill, to make sure everything was correct.

Simon was delighted to pass on his congratulations. “It was a privilege to work on the film with Joe Wright and Jacqueline Durran,” he said. “Congratulations to Gary Oldman for winning Best Actor at the Oscars for his portrayal of Sir Winston Churchill. As Sir Winston’s tailor in real life and for Darkest Hour we took great pride in making the costumes for Gary Oldman and Ben Mendelsohn (who played King George VI), all adding to our great history.  Sir Winston would, I’m sure,  deserve an Oscar as one of our greatest prime ministers.”

British film fans no doubt cheered loudly

Beau-Rivage was created in 1865 by Jean-Jacques Mayer, and has remained in the hands of the same family for five generations. They have remained true to the same Beau-Rivage spirit, shaped by exceptional staff at the service of illustrious visitors and historic personalities.

Beau-Rivage now offers even more exclusive spaces. 15 suites, of which 6 are historic and 9 are brand new top-floor unique suites. The renovated include six duplex apartments ranging from 100 to 150 m2 and suites up to 500 m2. All with a private spa bathed in daylight, exceptional views, unique volumes and an extremely comfortable bed from which you can admire the stars. Each room of the hotel has its own particularity. Beautiful furniture, a period lamp, a rare trinket, each object is unique and transforms a simple night into a privileged experience. Equipped with the latest technology, the rooms offer the very best in the art of living.

At Beau-Rivage, each step is a discovery, every look turns a page of history. For more than 150 years, the hotel and the sublime treasures accumulated over time offer every visitor the unique privilege of beauty, refinement and harmony brought together by the latest discoveries of contemporary technology.

Beau-Rivage is ideally located on the lakefront, in front of the water jet, facing the Mont Blanc and the snowy mountains. The rooms are the largest for their category and all the Deluxe, Prestige and Suites are different. Every room, every piece of furniture has a story to tell. We pay a great attention to detail, from the fabrics to the objects… at Beau-Rivage you feel good. It’s like coming home.

In the heart of Beau-Rivage, the restaurant The Chat-Botté promises to offer a unique and memorable culinary moment. The Chat-Botté charms its guests with its Mediterranean colours and atmosphere and is skilfully orchestrated by the Chef Dominique Gauthier, Michelin star-awarded and 18/20 in Gault&Millau. In the kitchens, guests can enjoy a surprise menu created by the Chef and savour it the heart of the action at the Chef’s table.

To top it all off, the cellar that lies within the solid walls of the Beau-Rivage has hidden treasures accumulated over many years that wine enthusiasts can discover thanks to the suggestions of our Sommeliers. The Bar offers an ideal haven in a calm, intimate ambience, a real retreat from the hum of the city. At any time of the day, The Bar menu offers a wide selection of classical and creative cocktails designed by the bartender, light snacks and meals, as well as afternoon tea with elaborate homemade cakes to enjoy while comfortably reclining in the deep armchairs.

During the winter the bar features the already famous Chocolate Bar, with exquisite cocoa pastries. Patara, Fine Thaï Cuisine, offers you an invitation to travel with an exotic, spicy cuisine.



Beau-Rivage was created in 1865 by Jean-Jacques

Fashion experts were delighted when new tailoring house Sanne presented its first collection of 2018 at Carlton House Terrace. It was Sanne’s first combined mens and womens collection and designer Lena McCroary was more than happy with the way the event went.

“Dark colours, mostly blacks and navys make up the base of this collection, along with using a lot of crystals,” she said. “I used elements of crystal embellishment in my previous collection, which was received very well by my customers. Soon after this, an opportunity arose to design a bespoke piece for Celine Dion for her Vegas show so, thinking of what would reflect the stage lights best, I created a three-piece crystal pinstripe suit for her. I had so much fun designing it I decided to do a whole collection for both men and women using crystal embellishment.”

The main picture, above, shows the models backstage, shot by Miro Arva minutes before showtime. From left to right, Elijah wears a black super 110s wool suit trimmed with blue lurex, Andre wears a double breasted velvet jacket with a thin jet black crystal trim along the lapels and purple trousers, Nate wears a black wool nehru jacket, with jet black crystal collar and turn cuff, paired with green tartan trousers and a military beret, and Jack wears a grey turtle neck jumper under a cropped light grey dinner jacket with satin facing.


Joshua wearing a wool jacket with a faint stripe and lapel and collar trimmed with rows of jet black crystals, over  slim cut black wool trousers and a grey turtle neck. (photo by Laura Bemrose)
























Nate walking the runway black wool nehru jacket, with jet black crystal collar and turn cuff, paired with green tartan trousers and a military beret. (photo by Laura Bemrose)



Fashion experts were delighted when new tailoring

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