The Selvedge Yard did a (very) little piece on three under-appreciated style icons of days gone by (Paul Simonon, John-Paul Belmondo, and Donald Sutherland) for DETAILS magazine’s online blog– The Daily Details here.
HOW TO CLASH ART, MUSIC & STYLE | TSY STYLE HALL OF FAME ROCKER PAUL SIMONON
LEGENDARY CLASH STYLE | FROM PUNK ROCK ROUGH TO SARTORIAL SMOOTH
TSY STYLE HALL OF FAME | FRENCHMAN JEAN-PAUL BELMONDO
DONALD SUTHERLAND | THE STYLISH ARTISTIC HOMICIDAL MANIAC
I think it has to be said that for many many years 99% of actors have been styled by stylists, they are shopped for and dressed by assistants. Here in the magical land LA one sees the stars at the market, the pharmacy, cafes etc. Most are slobs, in fact it is a point of pride for them to be slobs. They want to be taken seriously and how can one be serious if one cares about how one looks? So when you want to throw around the compliments, compliment the stylists.
I’m sorry, but I feel like your sound byte is so dated and one-dimensional that it doesn’t even come close to telling the whole story.
Simonon had a stylist? Think not. Belmondo? Please.
And for many stars , the way they look is self-expression, even when they look like “slobs.”
James Dean looked like a slob when he came to Hollywood and the Hollywood establishment railed him for it. His look was his persona. He was saying “FUCK YOU stuck-up pricks.”
Stylists are Sith Lords used by the fashion designers who are concerned about product placement, publicity and pay-offs more than anything else.
It’s a a huge game. I’m too close to it to buy into what you’re saying.
Welcome to Hollywood.
Excuse me for not complimenting the stylists.
I think in this comment you’ve summarized what it is I admire in TSY so much. Icons who made themselves, just genuine motherfnckers. Cheers.
I didn’t make any sound. Just voicing an opinion. Here’s another: The idea of telling the stuck ups to F-off is about the most hackneyed cliche a young actor can muster, it’s also as dated as Brando’s teeshirt. It’s all been overdone. Ooh ooh, sticking it to the man. LOL
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It’s also worth noting that Godard intended Belmondo’s character in Breathless to be infatuated with Bogart. Great thoughts, as always.