1. Alice Olive

    January 7, 2008 at 8:30 am

    And that face! And her fabulous hair! Beautiful. (The coat, too.)

  2. lisa

    January 7, 2008 at 8:51 am

    LOVE THAT COAT! I feel only a few people could wear this and look as great as her. I certaintly couldn’t, no matter how much I would like to!

  3. Maria

    January 7, 2008 at 8:56 am

    At last! Some style of my liking.
    Great look: proportions, silhouette, attitude, all pieces as set considered.
    Very avant-garde and relaxed, excellent balance. She looks at peace.

  4. sammy wammy

    January 7, 2008 at 9:00 am

    the coat’s really nice but I especially like how the soft shape and texture of the multi-tonal coat juxtaposes with the tougher, dark and close sillouette of the boots, jeans, gloves and esp her hair.

  5. valber

    January 7, 2008 at 9:09 am

    great oversized look. its sorta architecture meets fashion. after all, were all done with skinny shapes, right?

  6. FrozenLips

    January 7, 2008 at 9:16 am

    What an interesting item.
    I’m not even sure whether I completely understand what’s going on in there.

  7. tokyoboi

    January 7, 2008 at 9:25 am

    coooooooooooool!! yet looks s0 warm!!

    very japanese!!

  8. couturealisme

    January 7, 2008 at 9:42 am


  9. olivia

    January 7, 2008 at 9:52 am

    This is unreal, verging on too perfect but not, just superb. best look in a while.

  10. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 9:52 am

    oh god.

    sarty, this is the kind of inspiration i need. thank you so much.


  11. Alice Lancaster

    January 7, 2008 at 10:19 am

    ammmmzing coat! who made it?

  12. maike

    January 7, 2008 at 10:27 am

    This looks so cosy and warm!I like it!

  13. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Oh my! I am impressed.

  14. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 10:41 am

    what a stellar coat!

  15. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Who is the designer for the coat?

    So very practical and beautiful.
    I always have a difficult time bundling up without looking like a snowman. She looks very warm and very chic.

  16. Raquel

    January 7, 2008 at 10:47 am

    ohhhhh this is THE COAT, certainly!!

  17. valerieliu

    January 7, 2008 at 10:54 am

    The two-tone coat and the gloves with the delicate chains — ace.

  18. Mr. Badami

    January 7, 2008 at 10:55 am

    c’est quoi ‘LES’?

  19. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 10:56 am

    I’m loving the proportions. And the shine of the shoes adds great texture to the outfit.

  20. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 10:58 am

    will some of your prints be available for sale at the danziger?

  21. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 11:09 am

  22. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 11:11 am

    i want that coat!!!!

  23. Suzanna Mars

    January 7, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Darling! But I’m afraid he’ll be beaten up on the playground.

  24. The Jaranian

    January 7, 2008 at 11:34 am


  25. Jingoist

    January 7, 2008 at 11:41 am

    I cannot tell if it’s a parka with a scarf budding out of the top, or if there is a hood component or what, but it fascinates me. The layering is so perfectly imperfect.

  26. Luiza

    January 7, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Ooh wow. That’s my kinda coat.

  27. Carolina Lange

    January 7, 2008 at 11:46 am

    The coat looks so confortable and warm! I love it!

  28. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 11:50 am

    I love the shape of this coat!! It has a lot of volume but it doesn’t look bulky! Now, is the collar/hood a scarf or part of the coat?

  29. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 11:55 am

    ohhh maaaaan…..!!!

  30. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    That coat is gorgeous. I love the volume. Her boots neat, too.

  31. y.f. dubble

    January 7, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    wow. the layers are ill! that’s right down the street from alife on rivington right?

  32. Jessica

    January 7, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    fantastic!! love it.

  33. Luciernaka

    January 7, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Beautiful. Other worldly.

  34. music

    January 7, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    that sillouhette! truly amazing!

  35. pauline

    January 7, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Love it. I don’t think it’s too overwhelming.

  36. Yi Lian

    January 7, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Wow! Did she say where the coat’s from?
    It’s a piece of art.

  37. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    that’s fantastic-it’s like a scarf that’s grown and grown until it becomes conscious and realizes it would be more helpful as a coat. also it can talk.

  38. redsonja

    January 7, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    What a show stopper of a coat! Right out of a sci-fi movie… She can pull it off with her grand stature. Cocoon like, yet supple looking… I’m quite jealous.

  39. Mervis

    January 7, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    love the coat. love the hair. would’ve loved to see a sexier shoe – a colored flat, a boot, a heel… she’s elegant until she’s stumpy.

  40. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    That jacket looks Icelandic.

  41. tats

    January 7, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Andrea! Of course. Beautiful!

  42. Lee Stuart

    January 7, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    what an eyecatcher, wow!

    i love the hood with her short hair. interesting silhouet with the skinny jeans and boots

  43. Tomi

    January 7, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    She looks so pretty. It really looks nice when someone can carry this oversized look. But in this picture it’s her face that drew my attention. She is just too pretty.

  44. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    wow. babe. love.

    p.s. does one just buy a coat like that?

  45. wideyed

    January 7, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    I adore the perfect detail in the gathered hood.

  46. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Quirky, edgy and strangely sexy! Love it!

  47. ruth

    January 7, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Wow! What a fabulous coat. I love how it simultaneously manages to be puffy and drapey!
    It looks very cool worn with simple black pants and flat boots. I also love the gloves.
    Great shot!

  48. Piece by Peace

    January 7, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    That coat is amaaaaaaaazing! What is it?

  49. rosemary x

    January 7, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    oh yes it is lovely isn’t it!?

    i’m so excited by new shapes and i love the fullness of this. perfect with the skinny jeans. yum.

    …and it looks so warm!

  50. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    i love how aside from the brick in the background, this image is almost entirely black and white. the graf. on the wall, the grey sky,the look. clearly the coat speaks for itself. amazing, cool, downtown chic. only wish i knew where i could get one for myself.

  51. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Wow! love that coat – who’s it by? i find the white T peeking out a little distracting and i think it could use some black shades. Glad she’s not carrying a bag….

  52. dean

    January 7, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    I like the idea of how it would feel to wear this outside; sort of like meandering with a duvet bound to your back.

    I have to say, I’d like to embrace the egg-shaped contours, but it just doesn’t say ‘feminine’ to me. But maybe cozy trumps feminine when it’s below zero.

  53. morty

    January 7, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    I don´t like her coat.How to carry a bag with it?

  54. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    the jacket is absolutely amazing! i love the way she has matched it with skinny trousers – such a good balance. and it makes the jacket stick out even more..

  55. Ikechukwu

    January 7, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    My first comment on the site even though I’ve been an frequented the site for a good 2 years now. Just had to comment on this picture because my friend urged me to do so.

    She’s recently gotten hooked on the site and made a comment about how each shot really comes across as a photo shoot with a model. She was not sure if your style patrons are just truly poised to grace “The Sartorialist” (who wouldn’t be) or their models!! I told her to read your “Calm Before the Storm” post and realize that there’s a concerted effort behind each shot to capture a sense of style and present it in a polished package.
    After reading your “Calm Before the Storm” post and seeing this image, I truly respect how you approach The Sartorialist. You capture a lot of personality–on a style and individual level–in each shot and this one goes to show. The colors of the coat and the environ really work well. Love the coat…its interesting enough to deter one’s attention from what ensemble lies beneath. Her gloves caught my eye too…keep it up!!!

  56. danielle

    January 7, 2008 at 3:51 pm


  57. Cristina

    January 7, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Gorgeous structure of the coat! And good colour combination! cool cold combination!

  58. Kevin

    January 7, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    amazing. this really is the definition of the fall/winter trends. one question – is this self-made or is there a designer to note?

  59. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Oh man, this is really magnificent. Not only is it beautiful and interesting to look at, it looks snuggly and warm.

  60. mina

    January 7, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    wow… this coat has such an interesting shape and a pattern/colour palette that reminds me of my grandmother’s old jacket. but this one is way hip, of course. (:
    i love how natural her face looks as well. any makeup at all?

  61. Sue

    January 7, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Looks so nice, warm, and comfy. I could use one of those right now.

  62. holotekor

    January 7, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    amazing! great with the skinny legs

  63. Gabriela

    January 7, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Amazing coat and amazing picture: the girl’s outfit is so well balanced with the background. How did you manage to do it? Was she just there? Or you took her there on purpose? Anyway, I’m very amazed!

  64. Shoes Mend Hearts

    January 7, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    absolutely stunning!

  65. Thor

    January 7, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Wow, that’s amazing.
    She looks gorgeous.

  66. enc

    January 7, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    The freshest coat I’ve seen in a long time. I love it.

    I’ll ask what everyone else asked: is that bit around the neck a scarf, or part of the coat?

  67. TJ

    January 7, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Amazing… the color blocks in this coat are beautiful and the volume of it with her petite frame make the construction and detail stand out so much…

  68. Candid Cool

    January 7, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Perfection. Perfection. And the gold details on the gloves, magnificent.

  69. Modelizer

    January 7, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    That jacket is utterly amazing. Wow.

  70. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    wow, i’m in love, i like her choice of smart flats instead of dressing it up with heels

  71. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Oh my gosh, that coat is so gorgeous.

  72. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    I LOVE IT! perfect

  73. dccaf

    January 7, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    wow! i need that coat in my life. i just moved to chicago, and though today was fairly warm, i know i’m going to need something super warm soon! where is it from?

  74. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    This is why i live in new york :-)

  75. Cerebrate Sara

    January 7, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    this coat is absolutely amazing

  76. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    That coat is a work of art.

  77. pat_bright

    January 7, 2008 at 6:19 pm


    I am always open to your eye which always catches beautiful things.

    However, this looks like something a frumpy 40-80 year old would wear to keep warm while on an Alaskan cruise.

    No shape, bad colours, cheap looking material. Come on!

  78. Dan

    January 7, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    So androgynous it hurts. bravo!

  79. kelliiz

    January 7, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    It… gives off a very homely feel to it. Cozy and comfortable, yet classy with style. Her hair is great as well.

  80. Mike N

    January 7, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Basically across the street from Le Sous Sol. I wonder if that’s where this coat is from. Looks Belgian, no?

  81. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 6:40 pm


  82. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    OMG! that caot is just fantastic.sometimes it’s just one thing that makes the whole look.No accessories needed.Fabulous

  83. caitlin

    January 7, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    interesting how her head appears to be floating. with the slim pants, she pulls it off.

  84. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    brilliant, as always.

  85. Phillip Noel

    January 7, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    She’s fly, her coat is amazing. That’s a look!

  86. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    oh that’s a beautiful coat just beautiful!

  87. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    How is it that every photo you take is always perfectly balanced in form and color? Like this woman here. The grays of her coat echo marvelously with the steel fences behind, and the splashes of orange in the buildings are hinted in her lips and cheeks. The entire effect is soothing and graceful.

  88. LaBelle

    January 7, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    absolutely amazing shape
    I want it!!!

  89. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    that coat is spectacular, does anyone know where its from?

  90. lauren k p

    January 7, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    i love love love this coat! So stylish yet so snuggly! Bravo!

  91. artymess

    January 7, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Amazing coat, that one!
    I wish you would come to London and take some snaps of the people here… (especially around my college, that would be great, hehe)

  92. VF

    January 7, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Here is an epitome of what I enjoy about your blog. Clothing as aesthetic – not necessarily pretty or beautiful. This coat speaks of origami, winter landscapes and abstract art all at once – not to mention a successful pairing with plain black.

  93. Stacy

    January 7, 2008 at 8:54 pm


    That is all.

  94. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    A touch too dramatic for me but it’s nice to see that she didn’t bog it down with accessories in order for the jacket to really take center stage.


  95. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    the coat is very unusual and the colors are great, but I don’t like the look of a disconnected head…

  96. Jenny

    January 7, 2008 at 9:45 pm


  97. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    ‘That coat’ indeed. What could one say? It’s brilliant.

  98. Barbara

    January 7, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    I love everything about this except the shoes. I think a good pair of pumps or sleeker boots would do it. On a side note, she has an awesome hair cut.

  99. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    This style is brilliant… The oversized, felted, neutral coat is fascinating, and the high cut/style of the hood around his neck is intriguing. It’s a good contrast to his tight, black trousers (or jeans)… I love it. I also think the gold chains on his gloves add a fine, attractive detail to the outfit. Can anyone tell me which designers are represented here?

  100. Jael Paris

    January 7, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Great coat. Great hair. This look wouldn’t have near the impact if she had tendrils sticking out from that hood.

  101. chic mamacita

    January 7, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    the structure is mythical
    love and light for this year
    xxx from mexico city…


  102. E. Frank

    January 7, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Wow this is great. Visible layers really add a regal quality to an outfit. She does have a royal look to her and the slim pants are perfect for completing this wonderful winter look.

  103. Wendy

    January 7, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Beautiful and practical!

  104. Gabrielle

    January 7, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Unbelievable coat. I am determined to find one like it and, of course, those boots.

  105. style_icahn

    January 7, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    I can imagine the thrill she must have felt looking in the mirror at herself after she put this coat on. The coat’s unique, avante garde — and warm and fuzzy.

  106. Anonymous

    January 8, 2008 at 12:11 am

    just amazing.

  107. Nikka

    January 8, 2008 at 12:24 am

    who is responsible for the coat? love it. makes me miss dressing for cold weather.

  108. inesc

    January 8, 2008 at 12:32 am

    that coat looks like a beautifully rigged blanket…very functional with an amazing structure! what kind of coat is it?

  109. Blaise

    January 8, 2008 at 12:39 am

    The look is very androgynous

  110. khinkhin

    January 8, 2008 at 1:10 am

    ohhhhhhhhhhh my complete gosh this is the most beautiful… the entire combination, those boots, so happy you saw it. who made the coat?

  111. corpo perfetto

    January 8, 2008 at 1:10 am

    Such a beautiful play on volume–and it looks extremely comfortable. I especially love the colors and the way the hood is attached to the neckline.

  112. Marina

    January 8, 2008 at 1:26 am

    Awesome- there’s nothing better than a cool coat, and the slim pants balance it wonderfully.

  113. gila

    January 8, 2008 at 1:32 am

    that coat is PHAT!

    wouldn’t look as great on a short person, but i’d try it anyway. it’s gorgeous.

  114. natalie kulungian

    January 8, 2008 at 2:05 am

    This is such an amazing coat. I am in love with the shape, color combination and layering.

  115. Anonymous

    January 8, 2008 at 2:47 am

    The proportions are a little bit awkward as it seems to make her head a bit small. I couldn’t stop looking at the chain detail on her gloves and I think they are so magnificent and chic. Her overall effect is quite awesome though.


  116. LaLa

    January 8, 2008 at 2:50 am

    i couldn’t tell if he was a she or she was a he .. this look is amazingly androgynous .. in a strange way..

    great to see more photos and its always worth the wait.. ;)

  117. irene

    January 8, 2008 at 2:51 am

    that is an absolutely fantastic coat. the hood actually looks like it might be a scarf underneath, although i’m not entirely sure. could anyone name designer/maker?

  118. Anonymous

    January 8, 2008 at 3:02 am

    What a special coat!

  119. Anna

    January 8, 2008 at 3:38 am

    Wow! It’s like a piece of art!

  120. Anonymous

    January 8, 2008 at 3:45 am

    That coat is INCREDIBLE. Look at those shapes!

  121. Anonymous

    January 8, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    I would never be able to pull of a coat like that. And I think its silly looking.

  122. Emma

    January 8, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    really cute, i love the proportion of the bulky top and fitted bottom.

    but agyness deyn wants her haircut back

  123. sarah

    January 8, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    andrea always looks so stylish. amazing coat and the short hair is ace.

  124. andrea longacre-white

    January 8, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    just had to write and answer the designer question… Jacket is french vintage from Don the Verb, the most amazing vintage store on Delancey St. between Allen and Eldridge. There is one pleat at the back of the coat near the top creating the drape. The scarf is part of the jacket, attached at the back. The gloves are YSL.

  125. MOD 100

    January 8, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Hampshire Represent!

  126. Eunice

    January 9, 2008 at 1:54 am

    just a note to andrea: thanks for satisfying everyone’s curiosity about the jacket’s origin. you wear it fabulously :)

  127. deborah

    January 9, 2008 at 2:14 am

    i love this oversized coat. it looks so warm and cozy. nice subtle color tones too.

  128. Anonymous

    January 9, 2008 at 4:00 am

    i loved the two previous andrea posts and i really love this one too. she’s wonderful. :)

  129. Núria

    January 9, 2008 at 7:27 am


  130. Schweiler

    January 9, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    such a unique look, love the hair!

  131. Anonymous

    January 9, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    this coat looks like jean-charles de castelbajac except the collar is so yohji yamamoto. if it is vintage, i would say castelbajac.


  132. Jenna

    January 9, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    thanks Andrea for sharing with us. The store has a website where I easily found a photo of a model in the same coat (from what I can tell.) I do say, you wear it much better!

  133. Primitive

    January 9, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    I so thought this was a guy when I first posted. Sorry!
    Anyways, I love look. Very… androgynous.
    I’m a guy and I have a similar style… I guess

  134. joy

    January 9, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Gorgeous coat, I LOVE dramatic volume like this because so few people have the guts to do it AND can pull it off this well.

    Must say though, I would like the outfit better with a more delicate shoe…maybe something with a pointier toe, to streamline the bottom a bit more…but either way it’s fab.

  135. Raconteur

    January 9, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Wow. That coat is AMAZING. She is absolutely stunning herself.

  136. Eunice

    January 10, 2008 at 7:25 am

    Gorgeous, but this kind of coat would only look this stunning only on a person with similar height and type of figure. :( This is why models are chosen largely for their height, haha. A short person like me would look MUCH different (and worse) from this lady.

  137. teensie

    January 10, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Andrea! Love your style, you need to start a blog or something. I need to know, your lace up blk peep toe shoes & billowy top & skinny jeans in TheSart’s second picture of you, who are they by?

  138. AV

    January 10, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    If i could get my hands on this coat, maaaaaaaannn.
    silhouette plus fabric equals the coat which makes 2008 happy already.

  139. Misterparticular

    January 11, 2008 at 12:41 am

    I may have put my foot in my mouth with my earlier comment which I don’t think made it on. But I’m not the only one who thinks she is a he. any idea? Not that it really matters the look generated over 150 mostly positive comments.

  140. elin

    January 11, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    that’s just wonderful! i love it

  141. Stylesalvage Steve

    January 11, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    This is a great composition Mr Sartorialist. If the coat didn’t appear so light the look would be too heavy up top but the volumptious softness of the upper half is in beautiful contrast with the heavier shades of the jeans and boots (which are amazing). Although all the talk is centred around the magnificent coat, the YSL gloves steal the show. It is all in the details!

  142. ina

    January 11, 2008 at 9:28 pm


  143. Lita

    January 11, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    This is just about the best jacket I’ve ever seen…no joke…and the scarf is PART OF THE JACKET?!?!?! Andrea, you better hold on to that baby…FRAME it…actually…don’t frame it…you wear it too damn well! Chapeau!

  144. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 12:18 am

    lovely spectacle.

    very bold and exciting.

    i like it.

  145. sophia

    January 12, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    i used this photo as reference for an illustration i just made:



    thanks for capturing a great coat ;)

  146. SOFIA

    January 13, 2008 at 10:06 am


  147. gorgeous

    January 13, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    I’m so glad this coat gets more comments than Stam! Not that I don’t like Stam, but it just goes to show that there are many well dressed people out there that often go unnoticed, but a celebrity can be applauded for wearing any old thing out of their closet.

  148. bella

    January 16, 2008 at 8:30 am

    i am glad there’s no hint as to where this coat is from, for it will be a great shame when this look is mastered everywhere and we all become immune to it.

  149. Anonymous

    January 17, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    That just may be the most standout coat I’ve ever seen. I hate to think that the most avante-garde looks are best pulled off by statuesque beauties, but regardless of her advantage, she would warrant a second look sans skin exposure.

  150. Ben

    January 22, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    This is the way to wear a great, busy coat. With nothing to distract from it. A great look for any petit woman.

  151. Cameron Dallas DuPre

    January 23, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    trophy worthy status.
    so much from one picture!

  152. savvylondon

    January 26, 2008 at 3:05 am

    superb. the excellent haircut is a bonus.

  153. Anonymous

    January 26, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    the way she wears the scarf is just so clever!

  154. May

    March 1, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Maria Cornejo designs coats like that, if anyone’s really interested in finding something like it. I thought maybe it was one of her’s. She uses the same kinds of colors, mohair wools, and bubble shapes.

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