Icons March 2022
The Last Samouraï
Alain Delon’s broodingly fragile allure, stellar performances and effortlessly louche ensembles have enshrined him as an enduring emblem of style.
Style November 2021
Ski Chic: How to Dress On and Off the Slopes
Dressing for the slopes isn’t rocket science, but it can go very wrong, very quickly. Go off piste in style with The Rake’s trustworthy guide to ski chic…
Icons September 2021
Tender Scoundrel: Jean-Paul Belmondo
Boxer turned acting heavyweight Jean-Paul Belmondo was no stranger to holding his own in the cinematic ring.
Style April 2021
Meurtre et mode sur la Méd
Originally featured in Issue 38 of The Rake, the 1960 French thriller Plein Soleil – remade for a modern audience as The Talented Mr. Ripley – was a sartorial celluloid spectacle, a kind of anti-noir for which the adage ‘clothes maketh the man’ (or, in this case, the murderer) has never been more apt.
Icons June 2020
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.
Style May 2019
How Espadrilles Became a Summer Staple
The humble espadrille is a reliable summer option, with a number of brands reinterpreting the style in luxurious leathers and suedes. Yet its origins are far from glamorous, as The Rake discovers…
Speed July 2017
The Ultimate Cars for a Riviera Jaunt
Looking to take a road trip through the South of France this summer? Take inspiration from these classic cinematic selections when picking the perfect convertible.
Style July 2017
Cote d’Allure: A Guide to Men's Riviera Style
A salute to what is surely one of the most rakish approaches to dressing at the modern man’s disposal; Riviera style.
Style July 2017
The Swim Shorts You Need This Summer
With an array of trimly tailored, handcrafted, damn handsome swim shorts now available, there’s no excuse for letting style standards slip at the pool or seaside.
Code June 2017
A History of the French Riviera
The French Riviera was once saturated with humble fishing ports rather than luxury yachts. Just how did this picturesque stretch of land become an infamous luxury destination?
Icons July 2016
A Viennese Affair: Romy Schneider
One of French cinema’s most incandescent stars was Austrian-born actress Romy Schneider, whose short but prolific career — with more than 60 films to her name — belied the personal…
Icons June 2016
Chlorine Overdose: La Piscine
It is a story of jealousy, tragedy, repressed desires and … skimpy wardrobes. And at the centre of it all is one of cinema’s leading metaphors: the swimming pool. Josh Sims dives head-first into Jacques Deray’s 1968 movie La Piscine.