Posts tagged: Fashion

The Not-So-Strange Journey of Cary Grant’s Suits

Cary Grant has been dead since 1984, but his suits live on, according to a new Wall Street Journal article titled The Strange Journey of Cary Grant’s Suits. The journey wasn’t that strange, …..

Manolo Blahnik Does Not Believe in Love

The fashion designer talks about life, heavy breathing, and why he can’t test out women’s shoes himself any more.

Michelle Obama in Vogue

Well, she looks great. Let’s just admit she looks great.

Frida Kahlo’s Dresses Go On Display

 Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was a fashion heroine in the 1930s. In November hundreds of her dresses will go on display for the first time.

Tom Brady Likes New Socks

 Truer words were never spoken by any philosopher: “I love new socks.”

The Handsome Man-Purse of Sir Ben Kingsley

I would just like to say that Sir Ben Kingsley’s leather satchel (or “man purse,” if you must) is pretty cool.  That is all.

Cary Grant Preferred Double Vents, If You Know What We Mean

A wonderfully obsessive analysis of Cary Grant’s gray Kilgour suit from North By Northwest:”Ventless is unusual for an expensive single breasted jacket these days, yet have been familiar on double breasted suits since the ‘column’ look of the thirties. Grant apparently preferred double vents as he liked to put his hands in his pockets whilst acting.

Wonder Woman Update: NPR Slams the Spangles

“My point is that the sorts of people you are charged to fight represent a grave, grave threat to all of us. We can’t afford to have you distracted because you’re yanking up your top all the time like a poorly-fitted bridesmaid at a hastily planned wedding.

Warren Beatty Really Likes His Beige Suit

Here’s Warren Beatty with his nominee wife, Annette Bening, at the Oscar lunch yesterday — she in a lovely black dress, he in a simple beige suit.

John F. Kennedy’s Inauguration: The Beaver Hat!

This is the beaver-and-silk hat worn by John F. Kennedy at his inauguration as U.S. president on this day 50 years ago.The John F. Kennedy Library describes the top hat this way:

Manolo “Bud” Blahnik Steps Out

Ever wonder what shoe purveyor Manolo Blahnik of Sex and the City fame looks like?  Us either.  But here he was last night in London, at a launch party for Bryan Ferry’s new album Olympia.