Peter York (Wallis)
Occupation: Style Guru, Author, Presenter, Management Consultant
Peter York is an author / journalist / broadcaster and a management consultant. Under both hats the subject of social groupings and market segments is his major preoccupation. His earliest and best-known description of a social group came in THE OFFICIAL SLOANE RANGER HANDBOOK, which he co-authored with Ann Barr. Since then he has charted the fortunes of many elite groupings from designers (‘chic-graphique’) to Television Types. He believes that while sociologists and market researchers are forever studying The Rest Of Us, the people at the top have escaped scrutiny for too long.
Over the last 30 years he has produced a flood of articles, initially in Harpers & Queen and thereafter in broadsheets, particularly The Independent, and ten books (the latest is about the Piccadilly Line, THE BLUE RIBAND, published by Penguin in March). He has also contributed to television programmes from The Tube to Newsnight and made some of his own, including two series and a number of single ‘authored’ documentaries, the most recent of which was Rise and Fall of the Adman (BBC2, 2010).
He is a Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts London, attached to the London College of Fashion, and a former Board Trustee of the Prince of Wales’ charity Arts & Business and of the Tate Members’ Council.
Books by Peter York
STYLE WARS - 1980
THE OFFICIAL SLOANE RANGER HANDBOOK –1982
THE OFFICIAL SLOANE RANGER DIARY - 1983
THE OFFICIAL SLOANE RANGER DIRECTORY – 1984
MODERN TIMES - 1985
PETER YORK’S EIGHTIES - 1995
DICTATORS’ HOMES – 2005
COOLER FASTER MORE EXPENSIVE; THE RETURN OF THE SLOANE RANGER - 2007
JIM LEE ARRESTED – 2012
THE PICCADILLY LINE – 150 YEARS OF THE LONDON UNDERGROUND – March 2013
Foreign Rights - Romily Must
Film & TV Rights - Georgina Capel
Television & Radio, Corporate - Joscelyn Henton