My friend Rose Callahan (see her blog, The Dandy Portraits: The Lives of Exquisite Gentlemen Today) is working on the most marvelous book of photographs (with text by Nathaniel Adams) capturing modern day dandies, and I was quite thrilled to be asked to take part! The release is slated for the fall of this year via Gestalten Press, but thought to include this photo (above) as a little teaser!
For our shoot, Callahan envisioned a retro-glam Hollywood scenario at the recently refurbished Waldorf Astoria Hotel here in New York City. In planning a wardrobe befitting such opulent surrounds, my thoughts immediately turned to the evening sets from our friends at M. de Phocas. After a quick consultation with them, they graciously offered the pictured marvelous mix of diamonds, sapphires and onyx—the most perfect compliment to my black silk moire Tom Ford era Gucci dinner jacket. I matched this with a lavender Tom Ford tuxedo shirt, Charvet mauve silk bow tie, and a Turnbull and Asser black and white silk scarf. A splash of Creed Millesime Imperial topped things off.