“Style is more than just the clothes you wear and the way you wear them. It’s about the way you walk, the way you shake hands, and the way you compose yourself.” – Oliver Spencer
Jean Paul Gaultier’s inspirations.
Diana Vreeland, Solange Knowles, Patti Smith, Jenna Lyons, and more famous women share why getting dressed is about who you are.
During her tenure, Obama brought widespread attention to Seventh Avenue. She energized designers, editors and stylists with her fashion-forward wardrobe choices. She made industry insiders stand taller both at home and abroad. She’s been an exemplar of modern, fit and confident middle age. She instilled pride and kinship among countless black women.
“Men shouldn’t try too hard, or think about what they wear too much. I like when there’s something about a look that throws it off a little – perfection is really imperfect.” – Thom Browne
This season alone, Stephen Jones created hats for Christopher Kane (retro pieces in the shape of collapsed cones), Thom Browne (oversized animal heads), Anya Hindmarch (bandage-esque headbands) and Maria Grazia Chirui’s much-anticipated debut at Dior (sporty visors). The milliner also collaborated with the young London College of Fashion graduate Ryan Lo on marabou-trimmed tricorn hats, which recalled the swashbuckling styles John Galliano used on his Dior runways during his reign from 1996 to 2011 (which Jones also created). Today, Galliano helms Maison Margiela — and while the house’s collaborators and contributors are kept secret, let’s just say this season featured some irreverent skull caps and headsets on the runway.
Dressing is about self-knowledge. When I see a well-dressed man, I respond to his clothes, of course, but also to the fact that he has a sense of his place in the world. There are as many good dressers as there are good personalities, and they’re just as varied. That’s why a well-dressed man always looks like himself.