Wednesday, June 10, 2009

On the Street……The Sheltering Sky, Governor’s Island


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  1. Anonymous

    June 10, 2009 at 7:41 am

    What a beautiful photo, Sart. Love it!

  2. Anonymous

    June 10, 2009 at 7:43 am

    vintage and elegant

  3. R

    June 10, 2009 at 7:44 am

    Did you go back in time?

  4. GratefulOne

    June 10, 2009 at 7:49 am

    Was there a Great Gatsby fan club meeting this weekend? Nice clothes, but they really do fall into the realm of movie costumes.

  5. Simone

    June 10, 2009 at 7:49 am the 3rd background figure.she and the woman to the right definitely foil the gentleman..Perfect images and outfits for the summer

  6. Annabelle

    June 10, 2009 at 7:52 am

    What a wonderful event this is! Would be so much fun to go along; love this era. Great pics.

  7. Gєммα;∂ιℓєммα.

    June 10, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Woah, is that an orange flower in his lapel? If so, it even matches the lady's necklace perfectly.

    I love his glasses.

  8. Nessa

    June 10, 2009 at 8:08 am

    Beautiful picture! I love it! That dress is beautiful and it fits her perfectly.

  9. Anonymous

    June 10, 2009 at 8:13 am

    Any idea on the watch? Looks like the Patek I've been eyeing for a while now, but the photo doesn't enlarge enough to tell for sure.

  10. La Maison Fou

    June 10, 2009 at 8:14 am

    Love this roaring 20's inspired look. Flappers, straw hats and flowers headbands …you don't see them much these days.

  11. frida

    June 10, 2009 at 8:14 am

    …they seem from another time…brilliant!!!

  12. emilyjayne

    June 10, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Absolutely beautiful makes me wish I could be magically transported there.

  13. indigo warrior

    June 10, 2009 at 8:51 am

    How beautiful.

    And she's wearing a hat!

  14. nikru

    June 10, 2009 at 9:07 am

    they are gorgeous!

  15. Casper

    June 10, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Absolute perfection, with perhaps the one exception of the buttons on his sleeves.

  16. Jules

    June 10, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Wow im speechless what a great photo…its probably in the works already but you need to have a published book of your work you are amazing!

  17. Erik Hoff

    June 10, 2009 at 9:15 am

    That is an awesome jacket he's wearing; I've got to find one.

  18. Anonymous

    June 10, 2009 at 9:18 am

    finally, a bowles fan.

  19. noelakadjtambour

    June 10, 2009 at 9:21 am

    great photo, it's nice to see loose- cut clothing on men

  20. Hawa

    June 10, 2009 at 9:25 am

    love the "sheltering sky" reference, the gentleman and the lady really look like they have stepped out of the movie…his outfit is very john malkovich!

  21. JFK Jean

    June 10, 2009 at 9:42 am

    I forget the name of this event, but the theme is pre 50's. I've finally put the pieces of the puzzle together hehe

  22. Caroline Bingley

    June 10, 2009 at 9:53 am

    The only thing I would change is that I would have been there (being a swing dancer at one point in my life).

    Thank heaven for summer's day without men in ribbon belts and pants with whales embroidered on them.

  23. Nadir H.

    June 10, 2009 at 10:34 am

    It looks like everybody dresses awesomely in the Governor's island

  24. Maria Confer

    June 10, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Lovely, I wish everyone dressed like this everyday!!

  25. JamieDOTBall

    June 10, 2009 at 10:45 am

    wonderful vintage art deco stylings.. the best most fashionable era before garish colours were invented *ahem*

  26. Soren Lorensen

    June 10, 2009 at 11:08 am

    I'm in love with the crease in his trousers and with the pin (type thing) in his tie.

    I'd love to see what socks he was wearing.

  27. marie

    June 10, 2009 at 11:10 am

    This is very beautiful!

  28. Karoline

    June 10, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Love this look, fantastic jacket!

  29. Petulia

    June 10, 2009 at 11:35 am

    So beautiful, since last year I have been waiting for the governor's island pictures.They are so wonderful!

  30. Me

    June 10, 2009 at 11:47 am

    It's really the proportions of his ensemble that make this photo stunning. Not everyone knows how to wear an elegant high waist.

  31. Fannah

    June 10, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    That woman is just not from this age..

  32. Anonymous

    June 10, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Easily one of the best pictures I've ever seen on Sartorialist!


  33. Nicole

    June 10, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Brilliant photo and what an amazing couple. I love vintage looks.

  34. TYSON

    June 10, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    i absolutely love this latest series of pictures. im sure im not the only one who wishes he was born about 75 years earlier after seeing these.

  35. fashionaddict

    June 10, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    the governor's island shots are amazing.

  36. junglesiren

    June 10, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Well, it is a far cry from Morocco but the outfits sure ring true. Linen, yikes, I normally dislike it but under The Sheltering Sky it's a must.

    I like that they left no detail untouched. The vintage shades are super.

  37. Miiicha

    June 10, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    ah this gives me cosy summer feeling!

  38. Leonor

    June 10, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    I Love this picture. Very elegant and summery. Very inspiring.

  39. J

    June 10, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Is the title of this post a reference to the "Gilgamesh" anime? I somehow doubt it, but if it is I give you geek-cred.

  40. syd vicious

    June 10, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Whatever event that was looks very cool and fun!

  41. Cartey

    June 10, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    What struck me was actually their postures. They're very "in character". :p

    The couple just… match!

  42. Le 21eme

    June 10, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    This event always looks like so much fun! I wish I could be there!


  43. Hanna Persson

    June 10, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    this is so elegant!

  44. Anonymous

    June 10, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Nothing quite exceeds the charm of soft rumpled linen on a warm afternoon. This man's is perfection. I have never understood why people insist on ironing this lovely fabric into a small-minded conformity.

  45. Zepequeña

    June 10, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    A photo full os light!


  46. morning

    June 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    nick carraway?

  47. Anonymous

    June 10, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    I can barely see the gentlemans sunglasses, but I know that I want them. Badly!

  48. Ga Ga for Gretchen!

    June 10, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    GratefulOne, you are wrong. Yes, for some people it's costume. But many dedicated, elegant people dress like this everyday. It is part of their lifestyle and shouldn't be dismissed as costume. Gorgeous, Sart!

  49. Gaylene

    June 10, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Dear Sartorialist, I am new to your blog, so forgive me if I'm teaching you to suck eggs, but have you ever attended Goodwood Revival in England? It's held in Sept – you'd love it!

  50. Tanya

    June 10, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    I'm so tired of seeing the comments in the vein of "Looks like a costume/Nobody dresses like this/This isn't street style." This event may be an event, but I know dozens and dozens of people who dress like this almost every single day. It's a costume if you have to specifically go out and find pieces to make a costume, and you LOOK like you're wearing a costume. If people LOOK organic and right in these outfits, then it's no longer a costume but a straight up fashion statement.

  51. {me}

    June 10, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Char-ming. *love it*


    June 10, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Circa 39!

    xoxo, SarahJayne @ Knockout Vintage Clothing

  53. Barbara

    June 10, 2009 at 8:49 pm


  54. Homeopathy Southampton

    June 11, 2009 at 1:54 am

    This photo is very good looks very fashionable.This event may be an event, but I know dozens and dozens of people who dress like this almost every single day. It's a costume if you have to specifically go out and find pieces to make a costume, and you LOOK like you're wearing a costume.

  55. chicmuse

    June 11, 2009 at 2:42 am

    This is beautiful.


  56. Anonymous

    June 11, 2009 at 5:02 am

    vintage and elegant

  57. suzanne nelson

    June 11, 2009 at 5:07 am

    Oh Wow! for me this great shot is all about the accessories. as a photo, i love the way it's tightly cropped.

  58. Charlotte K

    June 11, 2009 at 5:50 am

    Lovely photos from this event but I would hardly call them "On the street"!

  59. Some Like it Vintage

    June 11, 2009 at 6:58 am

    Love all those photos! Beautiful :-)

  60. Jack Daniel

    June 11, 2009 at 7:09 am

    I've never heard of Governor's Island. But this 'festival' looks very cool.

  61. Angeles Almuna Design

    June 11, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Fabulous pictures, beautiful day and chic people!!! :)

  62. Anonymous

    June 11, 2009 at 10:19 am

    maybe the watch is cartier tank?

  63. Giovanni

    June 11, 2009 at 11:26 am

    The style is very different but classic
    Love it
    U D E S H I London try to go and see also in Milano

  64. Anonymous

    June 11, 2009 at 11:45 am

    So polo

  65. GratefulOne

    June 11, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    The Governor Island pics really tip over to the "costumey" side. Granted, I love a Great Gatsby look every once in awhile, but I think this is more of a 20's club meeting or something. Thanks!

  66. Anonymous

    June 12, 2009 at 12:43 am

    polo indeed… wooster strikes

  67. A Super Dilettante

    June 12, 2009 at 7:29 am

    Loving his green tie!!

  68. Anonymous

    June 12, 2009 at 9:40 am

    They look like they just have arrived there from a timetravel machine. How they don't belong there.. I am loving the colors. Even her lipstick does not look like a recent one! Loving the couple..

  69. Crystal

    June 12, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Every detail of the gentleman is perfection. Finding it hard to believe that he dressed himself.
    This couple is also a testament to "clothes making the person".

  70. melanie

    June 13, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    sean and his lady lookin fab! i love it :)

  71. Sylvia

    June 13, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    fabulous, fabulous picture. captures such a moment. wonderful work.

  72. soo-see

    June 14, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    my apologies for being so fashionably naive – but, all of these pictures from governor's island have *blown* my midwestern mind… is this just how people live/dress on the island? is it a movie set? it's completely gorgeous but it's almost odd how everyone looks the same… just wondering if there was a reason for it.

  73. Sara Lua

    June 16, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    They are perfect, down to their shaded spectacles!

  74. Anonymous

    June 17, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    This is a beautiful photo. You have captured many things. It is really very interesting how at this moment in time, we collectively seem to be hankering for a gentler past.

  75. Anonymous

    June 17, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Oh he realy looks like Oscar Wilde. Pure dandysme!

  76. Martin Diegelman

    June 18, 2009 at 3:13 am

    Nice Paul Bowles reference…

  77. Danielle

    June 18, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    i love that little peep of light on the woman's chin.

  78. Dr. Nisha

    June 19, 2009 at 2:45 am

    Kool dude ;)

  79. CM

    August 3, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    There's no vintage here, this is contemporary! Everything on the gent is very inspiring; the hair, the glasses, the fabrics, the watch, the high pants, the dashes of leather/tortoise/orange, even how the pocket hangs down a bit. Very inspiring and very today.

  80. Sandra

    January 30, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Obsessed with this! So cool!!

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