"Anderson & Sheppard: A Style Is Born" 2001 CARTER, Graydon & MURPHY, Cullen [edited by]

CARTER, Graydon & MURPHY, Cullen [edited by]

[289] pp.

Quercus London

In publisher's cloth slipcase


11 1/2" x 9 3/4"

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Curated by Vanity Fair editors Graydon Carter and Cullen Murphy and features photography by Jonathan Becker and Christopher Simon Sykes, as well as eight original watercolor paintings by illustrator Paul Cox. It also includes a history of Anderson & Sheppard by David Kamp, which runs through its founding, premises on Savile Row and the move to Old Burlington Street.

Since 1906, Anderson & Sheppard have dressed some of the world’s most elegant and famous men, and a few daring women—for the first time, they open their doors to reveal the story behind a century of classic style, with photos from Cary Grant to Manolo Blahnik

Edited by Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter and Cullen Murphy, with photographs by Jonathan Becker and Christopher Simon Sykes, paintings by the incomparable Paul Cox, and an elegant historical essay by David Kamp (The United States of Arugula), this privileged look at a best-kept fashion secret lays bare century-old traditions, tailor's tricks, and painstakingly detailed craftsmanship, as well as showcasing Anderson & Sheppard's famous measure books and its wide range of exclusive cloths. This sumptuous edition is packed with stunning images of Anderson & Sheppard's distinctive cut being worn by the leading lights of stage, screen, high society, and literary and artistic life. Some photographs are vintage—such as Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Laurence Olivier, Alec Guinness, Noel Coward, Evelyn Waugh, and Marlene Dietrich. But the book also brims with specially commissioned portraits of today's clients, including Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Bryan Ferry, Taki Theodoracopulos, Henry Koehler, Jay McInerney, Nicolas Roeg, and Manolo Blahnik. This beautiful volume is a rare glimpse of the very best of classic tailoring.

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