'Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.' Scott F. Fitzgerald
Celluloid Style: The Talented Mr Ripley
Few films have encapsulated the intoxicating romance of the Riviera quite like The Talented Mr Ripley, a movie that boasts one of the finest wardrobes in cinematic history.
Celluloid Stye: La Dolce Vita
In the first of a series celebrating the wonderful wardrobes of iconic movies, we raise a glass of Chianti to La Dolce Vita’s enduring contribution to menswear’s cultural canon.
Gunter Sachs: The Ultimate Playboy
Sportsman, dandy, artist, filmmaker and playboy, Gunter Sachs was the last of the golden-era pleasure seekers. The Rake salutes him…
Ingrid Bergman: Swede Disposition
Even in her twilight years, Ingrid Bergman did what she had always done: repelled the Hollywood forces that would judge her, reduce her, control her.
Alfonso von Hohenlohe: Prince of Clubs
Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe zu Langenburg, the founder of the Marbella Club, was one of the original playboys and was amongst the most Rakish individuals to have ever graced our fair planet.
Isabella Rossellini: Wild At Heart
Once the highest paid model in the world, Isabella Rossellini is an era-resistant feminist icon that, at age 65, remains an ambassador for maturi...
The Bold and the Beautiful
Who’s to say that a woman’s attraction to wealth and influence is any more shallow than a man’s to beauty or sexual allure? Whatever the motivation, writes James Medd, it took courage and strength of character for women in the 20th century to behave ...
Style Heroes: 1960s Alain Delon
French actor Alain Delon’s rebellious youth and disregard towards Hollywood speak volumes about his laissez-faire disposition – which was reflected, too, in how he dressed himself.