Loved that Gary Oldman stayed in character. I love that style, but was the presentation a bit too Nazi inspired? It was the graphics on the floor, a couple of the pins on the jackets, and if there was just one non Caucasian, I would have made me feel better.
The older model guy is so sexy!!!! Why can’t guys look like that out on the street!!!! That is so much better then just a suit or a pair of jeans. Love the longer sleeves, and the longer pants length. i think guys look sort of silly with their socks and wrists showing. This is badass!!!!!!!
I’m seeing Edwardian / 1920′s inspiration, and very handsome indeed.
As an older gentleman it’s great to see presentations with models in my own age bracket. Sorry, but seeing a twenty year old wearing a $3500.00 jacket makes me whince. Especially given the fact that most twenty year old men wouldn’t be caught dead in the clothes. Namely because they are creating their own look which designers use as inspiration. So it’s confusing….
Actors on the catwalk is nothing new i guess, i remenber a comme de garcons-show in the late 1980ies/early 1990ies (iÂ´m older, you see) with julian sands, john malkowich and peter weller (yes, “robocop”).
Nothing short of brilliant. I hope more designers will start to use a sprinkling of actors in their runway shows. It adds another element of drama while at the same time making the collection easier to conceptualize.
Finally a show that matches your photography. They picked 3 actors that are comfortable in the clothes, have the presence to match the venue, and a well conceived season of stylish and believable clothes.
Fab fashions! Those three actors have such gravity and depth in their expressions…they evoke an expectation upon their mere entrance into a room…great choices. Furthermore, great aspect and lighting on the shots, Sart! You do know how to draw the “beguile” out of your subjects with a quick snap of the shutter.
Men have it so easy, sling on a tailored suit and they automatically look perfectly sexy. I LOVE the subtle air of menace in the show! And you know some of those models have a certain je ne sais quoi…you know like I’ve seen them on the big screen LOL! I suppose one must keep busy in between scripts…:-)
The clothes look even better if they are worn by men of different age than by only young models. It is more realistic and probably also boosts their sales. The idea behind all this might be : You always wanted to be like Oldman, Brody and Co?! Now you can by wearing Prada! http://madrilicious.com/
It was pretty great to see all those actors on the runway however, for us, it was quite miserable to stay in line until the last minute with no idea whether we would go step on the runway or not. And after the castings + fittings it was not the greatest feeling in the world!
I have always been, and am still at a loss as to why runway shots are not all taken from this angle. Whenever I see then collections shot head-on (standard) and then see the same looks posted here, I am floored. The difference and realism of the side-angle brings the clothes and the model (and thus the show) to life.
Obviously it makes sense that the majority of runway photos have to be taken head on, because that’s where the photographer pit is, at the end of the runway, but it baffles me that style.com (at least) doesn’t ever have any photos taken from a front row vantage. It seems like the editors AND designers would both want this to happen.
Oscar Wilde said: ” Either you are a masterpiece, or you wear it”
Here am afraid I cannot say.
Am speechless. I love those guys and the look in their faces. I love the aura of mystery of the place and of the clothes. I am thrilled by the sense that they’re all going to meet in some secret room and scheme.
Impressive! The Russian influence is used to great effect. Gary Oldman, Willem Dafoe and Adrien Brody look sharp. Very imperial. The jackets have some elegant details and really seem to suit the adult men- it brings to mind wealthy arisocrats.
What I love best about this is that the actors showcase the collection much better than the “real” models. On the models, well, they look like young boys wrapped in fabric sacks, but on Oldman, Defoe, and Brody, these clothes look right- wearable, lush, retro, and masculine. Perfection!
“Loved that Gary Oldman stayed in character. I love that style, but was the presentation a bit too Nazi inspired? It was the graphics on the floor, a couple of the pins on the jackets, and if there was just one non Caucasian, I would have made me feel better.”
Would you say the same thing if there was a runway with just black people, that if there was just one caucasian, that would have made you feel better? Probably not. There is always that double standard when it comes to that subject.
I dont know why I think of Russian Tea Room but thats what comes to mind when I see these guys. Also if they had actors modeling I would attend, or try to sneak in before getting carted by the poliska.
this is a spectacle not of refinement, but rather one which combines the interest in fame (those who are known, actors) and nostalgia (in the form of old clothes, mannerisms perhaps) to sell a product. that being said, gary oldman looks great. whether it can translate to “normal” people wearing this with any degree of strength, that is highly unlikely.
How exciting to see! That is BEYOND awesome. Where can i get the thorough runway pictures? Cost wise, they must have invested serious amount of money. like serious with capital letters, bold, underlined and italic font.