25 comments

  1. The Queen Is Dead

    September 9, 2007 at 9:19 am

    I’m terribly jealous that you were invited to his 40th anniversary bash. He’s my favorite designer. Did you see that article in the times yesterday about Thom Browne being the anti-ralph lauren? To put those two in context together is blasphemy. I did take a few photos of some male models in their underwear on 5th avenue in front of armani exchange yesterday. Only during fashion week! http://flickr.com/photos/7246618@N02/

  2. Anonymous

    September 9, 2007 at 10:37 am

    cool!

  3. Ida

    September 9, 2007 at 12:25 pm

    Is that a robe or a kimono?

  4. Candid Cool

    September 9, 2007 at 12:48 pm

    I like the kimono
    -h

  5. Anonymous

    September 9, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    Truman? Truman? That you?

  6. Carlene

    September 9, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    He’s awesome! I always thought Quentin Crisp would be reincarnated as a woman, but no.

  7. Linda

    September 9, 2007 at 5:00 pm

    This is such a great outfit. Truly original. In the west anyway.

  8. Anonymous

    September 9, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    what is this!!

  9. citizen

    September 9, 2007 at 7:09 pm

    ooh. nice mix of modern western and old eastern.

  10. Anonymous

    September 10, 2007 at 1:38 am

    Nah.

  11. micike

    September 10, 2007 at 6:03 am

    What a choice!

  12. Butch

    September 10, 2007 at 7:41 am

    Well, can’t say there’s no precedent for it….

  13. Fitzroy Davis

    September 10, 2007 at 10:15 am

    I love the interpretation – the print is beautiful and coupled with the hat, it is something straight from the runways of Marni or Prada. The straw hat is the pinache for me – it adds a certain impressionist levity to it, as if she were working in the famous paintings of hay stacks. Her shoes are a bit too literal, however.

  14. Iheartfashion

    September 10, 2007 at 11:02 am

    Definitely a 21st century Capote!

  15. Anonymous

    September 10, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    I don’t think it’s a kimono; I believe it’s a yukata.

  16. Anonymous

    September 10, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    it’s the look on his face – almost disdainful! that look could carry off anything.

  17. Deirdre

    September 11, 2007 at 12:02 pm

    I keep coming back to this photo because there’s something about it I can’t quite put my finger on.

    It’s like he’s from 1945 but with an anacronism so my mind is getting confused. I think it might be the wristwatch.

    Anyone else feeling this way?

  18. Asian Models Blogger

    September 11, 2007 at 1:39 pm

    I would sit very politely and cross my legs if I wore something like that. :-)

    I bet RL isn’t the only word on everyone’s mind that day.

  19. Anonymous

    September 11, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    It is a yukata. Traditional Japanese summer wear.

  20. Jude

    September 11, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    It’s definitely a LOOK…one I shall pleasantly pass on…Next!

  21. jmdaggett

    September 11, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    Not only has he nailed the disheviled yukata or summer kimono look, I love the offhanded “who gives a damn” mae-musubi or front tie. Better quick than dead.

  22. Pistachio Of Liberty

    September 12, 2007 at 5:45 am

    I am all for the more anatomically appropriate unbifurcated garment on men. Good for him.

    In fact pleeeease manage to catch some hot Manhattanite [or Swede!] wearing a Utilikilt! Okay maybe you will have to come to Seattle for that.

  23. Anonymous

    September 13, 2007 at 1:51 am

    Great way to wear an obi !

  24. Anonymous

    September 13, 2007 at 6:44 am

    I was just about to ask: WHAT IS THIS? when I noticed that someone else has asked already. Some people take this ‘Asian’ style to the edge of ridiculousness. NO ONE in Asia walks the street like that, unless of course they are coming from a bath-house.

  25. Q: Pete! Where are you?

    September 18, 2007 at 2:08 pm

    i know this guy, takai!!!

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