Beautiful Misfits

“Then something marvellous happened” with Jasper Conran

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Episode notes

From fashion to interiors and retail, Jasper Conran has tapped into his creativity across a range of disciplines to build a glittering career. But his journey to get there has taken many stages of transformation and resistance. We talk about the legacy of coming from a family that ‘has it all’, the loneliness of his childhood, the eating disorder and self-esteem problems Jasper suffered as a teenager – and how he had to carve out his own path by defying expectations of his father (Sir Terence Conran), of himself, and of the industry. He’s a gentle soul, wonderfully funny and, after knowing him for many years, I loved sitting down with him to talk.

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