Felicity Green

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the pioneering fashion journalist Felicity Green.

As hem-lines headed north in the early 60s she was hitting her stride in Fleet Street. She was the first woman on the board of a national paper and, as society changed, she kept right up with it. She introduced readers to Mary Quant, Biba and Twiggy and, on one memorable occasion, gave Harold Wilson's wife Mary a home perm.

Now in her mid-80s she is still mentoring students at St Martin's College and says "I have never been fashionable - fashion needs to be followed at a very, very respectful distance. My blue-print for fashion is to be simple and stylish."

Record: Chan Chan
Book: Finishing the Hat by Stephen Sondheim
Luxury: A bronze sculpture by Giles Penny

Producer: Rachel Simpson.

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45 minutes

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Fri 22 Apr 2011 09:00

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Role Contributor
PresenterKirsty Young
Interviewed GuestFelicity Green