Monday, April 29, 2013

Luigi Tenco & Dalida: Simple Elegance

Dalida & Luigi Tenco showed in this photo that one can never go wrong with a black suit, especially with a skinny tie.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Saint Laurent at Studio 54

To commemorate the opening of Studio 54 on April 26, 1977; a photo taken at a party held to celebrate the launch of Yves Saint Laurent's "Opium" on September 20, 1978. An unforgettable party attended by the likes of Halston, Loulou de la Falaise, Nan Kempner, and Steve Rubell.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Alain Delon & Ali MacGraw: Lunch Rendezvous

Alain Delon & Ali MacGraw were photographed having lunch with some friends in the early 70s. Worth noticing in this photo is the headwear worn by both of them. Ali MacGraw opted for a cap reminiscent of her trademark knit caps, while Alain Delon is wearing a Spanish inspired hat.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Roger Daltrey: Flower Power

Roger Daltrey playing with a bouquet of wild flowers in the English countryside.

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Storm Thorgerson: The Dark Side of the Moon

Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" is an album not only remembered for its music, but also for its cover. Released in March 1973, the band's 8th album cover was designed by Storm Thorgerson and drawn by George Hardie.

Storm Thorgerson, who designed other Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin album covers passed away yesterday.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Jeanloup Sieff: Photoshoot Break

Talented fashion photographer, Jeanloup Sieff was photographed circa 1972 taking a break during a photoshoot wearing a plain polo shirt. His simple choice wasn't only stylish, but functional for his job.

Photo: Ciaovogue

Monday, April 15, 2013

A Mod Beach Stroll

Spring is here and with it lots of sunny days ahead; yet some of these first days of Spring might be cool. Some Mod inspiration for days like these, where a stroll along the beach is recommended.

Photo: Vogue

Friday, April 12, 2013

Jean-Paul Belmondo: Le Magnifique

In honor of Jean-Paul Belmondo's 80th birthday, a photo of him as top secret agent Bob Saint-Clar/Sinclar in the 1973 film "Le Magnifique". Jacqueline Bisset co-starred with Belmondo in this original spy spoof; which showed the adventures of Bob, a character created by writer Francois Merlin, which was also portrayed by Belmondo.

Photo: Le Figaro TV

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

James Dean & Sara Montiel

Sara Montiel, one of Spain's greatest actresses and singers, died on April 8, 2013. She was the first Spanish actress to participate in Hollywood films with the likes of Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster. During the filming of "Serenade" in 1955, Sara Montiel became friends with Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean, who were participating in "Giant" on the adjacent studio.

The photograph below shows Sara and James Dean sharing a moment of laughter. This was James Dean's last photograph before his untimely death. It has been said that Sara had intended to join him on his Porsche for that tragic journey.

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Nino Castelnuovo & Catherine Deneuve: Les Parapluies de Cherbourg

An interesting photo of Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo while participating in 1964's "Les Parapluies de Cherbourg". Worth noticing in this photo are its color composition and the attitude of Genevieve Emery and Guy Foucher.

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Marcello Mastroianni: Effortless Elegance

The effortless elegance and impeccable style of Marcello Mastroianni on the set of "8 1/2".

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Honoring 3 Decades of British Menswear

To celebrate the Jubilee and the Olympics, Britain's Royal Mail issued a series of ten stamps honoring the best British designers of these last six decades. Most of them were womenswear designers, yet menswear designers were also honored, as shown below. Definitely a quick flashback of menswear in the 60s-80s.

Worth mentioning is the fact that Tommy Nutter's suit was worn by Ringo Starr.

Photos: Royal Mail/Vogue

Monday, April 1, 2013

Bryan Ferry: Spring Style

It's already the time of year when light/pastel colored suits become a common style sight. Bryan Ferry is a good example on how to wear one of these.

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