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Lalanne on Park Avenue

James Andrew and Lalanne sheep on Park Avenue.

James Andrew and Lalanne sheep on Park Avenue.

It’s true, my interests do “verge on the fantastical” as the Telegraph UK so aptly put it this past week. This being said, it should come as no surprise to you that I adore the work of the husband and wife team Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne. Without a hint of pretense and definitely with a nod to the surrealist tradition, these works are mundane made sublime – It’s no wonder the Lalannes’ work has been collected by all of the major taste makers and fashion Illuminati like Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy, Karl Lagerfeld and Tom Ford.

I’m thrilled that the Lalannes’ work has been given a stretch of Park Avenue for all to enjoy until November 20th, and I couldn’t resist mugging for a shot (above) amongst the flock of Lalanne sheep titled, Mouton Transhumant. I’m playing the gentleman farmer (with a hint of Marie-Antoinette’s Hameau in mind), and wearing a pieced cognac suede jacket, a wonder floral western shirt in shades of pink, oatmeal corduroy pants, python belt, sadle leather tassled loafers, and a brown suede and leather satchel all by Gucci, sunglasses are KVA for Oliver Peoples.


  1. Wonderful – you’ll never follow the herd James.

  2. Dean says:

    WOW ! This is another memorable portrait. Very nice.


  3. Rosie McNamara says:

    I totally adore it!



  4. Edie B. says:

    What a wonderful idea James, I love sheep, you look so handsome playing the gentleman farmer!



  5. Tom Cavendish says:

    Hello James, you look totally cool, love this outfit!



  6. Christine von Könemann says:

    Ich mag Lalanne, ich wär auch gerne dort gewesen um ein Foto mit den Schäfchen zu haben, unendlich schön. Deine Jacke ist sehr schön, du hast einen sehr guten Geschmack mein lieber!

    Hab nen schönen Tag


  7. Freiin von Spiering says:

    My dear James,

    You just gave me a wonderful idea I need some of these sheep in my garden, i think that would be fantastic!


    Marie Freiin von Spiering

  8. Eugenia Drummond says:

    Dear James,

    The idea is really interesting, you have a direct connection with the source of inspiration.

    Love the python belt



  9. Johann Graf von Auersperg says:

    Dear James,

    After watching so many of your post now I am convinced that I need to renew my wardrobe, you have such an exquisite taste.



  10. Pearl Hammond says:

    You look absolutely fantastic James, love everything that you are wearing! You also have chosen a really cool place for this story.



  11. Martin Doolittle says:

    Great composition: you, the sheeps and the golden big apple.



  12. Mara Helmrich von Elgott says:

    You look so handsome, it is almost a crime…….


    Baroness Mara

  13. Secret Admirer says:

    I totally agree with the baroness…….

  14. Alexandra Rhys-Jones says:

    I need to get there before they´re gone so maybe we meet really soon my dear James!


  15. Bruno says:

    I love that project! A little fresh air in a big city! James, you’re wearing my favourite jacket!

  16. Jerry Kraft says:

    How fun and fantastic is that? BTW James….You look wonderful. Love those colors.

  17. Soo says:

    I love how you have your signature pose. Nice day casual look with one of my fav. casual shirt.

  18. sally swing says:

    Thank god your jacket is not lambskin!!
    Love the Lalannes..

  19. Homer says:

    Oh my brain is screaming with a dirty old joke, but carry on. Its all great. Cheer’s homer

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