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Jenny Eclair

Jenny Eclair is a comedian, novelist and actress known principally for her appearances on ‘Grumpy Old Women’ and ‘Loose Women’, as well as an Independent columnist

Jenny Eclair We all live in Mary Quant’s daring, colourful legacy

Every creative person’s dream is to live long enough to see an exhibition held in your honour at one of the world’s great museums. To see tens thousands of women learning to sew your designs is just the icing on the cake

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Jenny Eclair The death of the crumpled work suit should make men more creative

I like jeans with a pin-stripe jacket and, thanks to a not-quite-dormant David Essex crush from circa 1974, I adore a man in jeans, shirt and a waistcoat, preferably tieless


Jenny Eclair Even in days of plenty, dining out proper posh is a Gatsbyesque treat

When I grew up in the 1970s, we never ate out at restaurants. But now that global cuisine is available everywhere, has eating out lost its magic?


Jenny Eclair Why are we letting British teens succumb to the scam of prom culture?

Kids are getting their parents to spend a fortune on gaudy dresses and helicopter rides. Instead of giving in to their increasingly lavish demands, why not chuck a dose of teenage-style emotional blackmail back at them by giving that money to charity instead?