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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Style Icon: Patrick Lichfield

I was going through my image archives and came across an image of fashion photographer Patrick Lichfield in Capri. He had such great taste and timeless style. Patrick was photographed in Capri off set of one of his photo shoots. Patrick dressed in a purple poplin shirt and yellow pinstriped trousers are not obvious color combination but it works really well. Playing with color is something Patrick knew how to do as well as take a good picture. Then again, during the Sixties and Seventies many stylish folks knew how to play with color. Their is an art to playing with color without looking as if you dressed yourself on an acid trip and left the house looking like a bag of Skittles. 

Note the lavender and purple scarf paired with the red suede and leather jacket. Just divine! I really like the whole scarf bit. It's definitely not an easy look to pull-off without looking like a tart- although, when done well, it adds a certain je ne sais quois to your look. The layered gold chains are the icing on the cake. There is a lot going on with this ensemble yet it looks so effortless.

I fell in love with the first image. What's not to love? You have all the elements for the perfect portrait: vintage European car, white and black pinstriped suit and lovely English streets. The black turtleneck paired with the white and black pinstriped suit is perfect. Lets not forget about the black Panama hat. He knew hot to accessorize, as well as, take a great picture. Notice Patrick's shoes- totally killer. I am a fan of the dolphin point.  Gucci or YSL should remake that style every season. It's the type of show one should purchase in every color: Black, brown, navy and wear them until the soles have holes.

Looking at these images is quite inspiring to dress more polished on a day-to-day basis.  

Images can be found on LIFE


Paul Pincus said...

brilliant lichfield!

Anonymous said...

The car he's sitting on is an Iso Grifo in case you were wondering ;) John Lennon also owned one.

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