A divine book about a divine style icon, not just for the photos of Cary Grant in all his splendor, but a wonderful read as well. What a way to express fashion and style:
I’m talking about style, not only in the sense of how he wore his Savile Row suits, but style as a revelation of character, as a way of facing the world, a means by which all of life’s riches are embraced and celebrated.
– Prologue pXII
This is the Savile Row bespoke tailor that dressed the likes of Fred Astaire, Rudolph Valentino, Charlie Chaplin, Noel Coward, Sir Laurence Olivier and Duke Ellington. They recently celebrated their 100th anniversary, and over their century of dressing the British upper-class and the American movie star, have managed to maintain their classic elegance like good British chaps. If you happen to be in London, do visit… if you can gather enough pomp to walk through those doors.
Karl Lagerfeld for VMAN #16 with models Baptiste Giabiconi, Iris Strubegger & Oriol Elcacho.
Okay, I was just bitching a few days ago to Jo about how I didn’t like Karl Lagerfeld as a photographer all that much. But, well, I do like this I must admit. Diane Kruger by Karl Lagerfeld for German Vogue March 2010: