Icons February 2020
To celebrate International Women’s Day we’ve burrowed into the archives, specifically Rake 39 where Stuart Husband takes up the challenge of trying to pin down the ‘real’ Marlene Dietrich. At one time she was the world’s highest-paid entertainer despite being described as a cipher and an allegory. Goddess or strumpet, gay or ‘unstraight’, she is one of the most influential women of all time.
Pleasure July 2017
Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc: The Jet-Set's Hideaway
In its heyday, the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc was a hotbed of debauchery where the who’s who of the jet-set came to party in shrouded secrecy.
Icons June 2016
The Full Spectrum: A Tribute To Orlando's Tragedy
To mark our respect for the victims of the atrocity in Orlando on Sunday, The Rake celebrates the 10 most rakish gay people of all time.
Icons April 2016
Her calling-card was an enigmatic sexual ambiguity, and she seemed to hint that, behind a poker face of frosty hauteur, cards of every suit and stripe were waiting to be…