Tour dates for Bill Cunningham New York have been announced (the run opens in NYC at the Film Forum on March 16). And there is now a trailer up at the production company’s site. If you don’t know about the phlegmatic NYT photographer do yourself a favor and see this film.
In 1983 Rob Lowe and Andrew McCarthy got together for a little teen dramedy called Class. While it was panned by critics, it had its moments (including, but not limited to, giving some screen time to a young John Cusack). Moreover, 27 years later, it serves as an excellent time capsule for the first generation of post Preppy Handbook preppydom, when the WASP aesthetic hadn’t been commodified by hipsters (and Ralph Lauren’s thievery was still in its relative infancy). While all of the students at the fictional prep school dressed the part, none did it more believably than the character played by Lowe, the affable Skip Burroughs.
A plaid Pendleton serves as an excellent base layer for construction workers and moneyed WASPs.
Camel hair duffel coat with horn toggle buttons. Perfect for discovering mom is sleeping with your best friend.
Cashmere over a check pattern button down. Cozy!
Navy blue over plaid adds a degree of intensity to that faraway look.
Nothing says prep school like a morbidly depressed roommate. And a ribbon belt.