Desert Island Discs

BBC Radio 4

Society & Culture, Personal Journals

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Desert Island Discs was created by Roy Plomley in 1942, and the format is simple: a guest is invited by Kirsty Young to choose the eight records they would take with them to a desert island


Gok Wan

February 7th, 2010

Episode 78 of 567 episodes

Kirsty Young's castaway is the stylist Gok Wan. Dispensing fashion advice and hugs in equal measure, he aims, he says, to 'make women feel like women, not like turkeys'. Yet although he made his name as a stylist, his special talent isn't for fashion, but for gaining people's trust. He understands only too well the emotional journey he is asking women to make; the first person he had to transform was himself, and that, he says, is very much work in progress. Record: The Promise Book: Beautiful Thing by Jonathan Harvey Luxury: Lip balm.

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