Fashion, My back pages, New York

Finding a suit, and myself

Like all great romances it started slowly.  First it was underwear; later I graduated to socks and ties, little wardrobe resuscitators for a single guy on a budget.  I found myself returning, a little shy, but intrigued, wondering if this was the way out of my J. Crew-Gap-Thrift Shop-Army-Navy fashion esthetic.  After all I’d become…

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Art, Fashion, Film, Photography

Shutter Chic

The man who inspired my favorite film musical now has an exhibit of his fashion photographs at New York’s International Center of Photography. AVEDON FASHION 1944-2000 runs May 15 through September 6. Whether Richard Avedon was shooting models or indigents, few could couple style and subtext so beguilingly. Viva Black and White! Above, Veruschka, dress by…

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