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Elvis Presley: The Breakthrough Moment
G. Bruce Boyer recounts the pivotal moment of The King’s journey to super stardom, when, as a swaggering, confident and deviously handsome 19-year-old, he walked into Sun Records studio…
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Gardner McKay: Dashing Overachiever
Gardner McKay was the antithesis of the fame–hungry ’sleb that contemporary culture knows so well. He spurned heartthrob status for a life of adventure, literary achievement and existential restlessness…
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Ralph Lauren Honoured at the CFDA Awards 2018
Earlier this week, Ralph Lauren became the very first recipient of the “Members’ Salute” at the CFDA Awards at the Brooklyn Museum, in recognition of 50 glorious years of design:…
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Serge Gainsbourg: Master Provocateur
Serge Gainsbourg was a Gallic colossus of the 20th century, writing songs for, and having affairs with, some of the era’s most beautiful women, and his gift for shocking the bourgeoisie was nonpareil.
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Gordon Parks: Through the Lens
We examine the work – and exceptional style – of photographer, filmmaker, musician and writer Gordon Parks, whose legacy is being embraced by a new generation of influential artists.
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Prince Charles: The King's Reach
He is compassionate, active, intelligent and inquisitive — a man of taste and culture who wishes, like most, to be ‘of the world’. He also happens to be the longest-serving heir to the British throne.
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Gay Talese: Pioneer of New Journalism
The Rake celebrates the free-living, lavish-loving, sterling-wordsmithing, bespoke-tailored life Gay Talese.
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A Tribute to Sir David Tang
Entrepreneur, businessman, socialite, columnist and philanthropist, Sir David Tang was a man of the world with innumerable interests. The Rake pays its respects…
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Style Heroes: Marlon Brando
“He was the marker,” Martin Scorsese once said. “There’s ‘before Brando’ and ‘after Brando’.” The director was talking about Brando’s acting, but could well have been referring to the his effect on men’s style, too.
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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.