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Posts written during 'November 2011'

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Hollywood and the Ivy Look

Publishers Reel Art Press have released Hollywood and the Ivy Look today; a new book by Graham Marsh studying the influence of the Hollywood elite on fashions during the decade 1955-1965 and their continued influence today. Showcasing the sartorial credentials of Steve McQueen and Paul Newman alongside the preppy sensibilities of stars such as Woody Allen and Dustin Hoffman; the book captures the essence of the 'Ivy look'. Much like the Mod movement, these fashion icons chose their clothing to illustrate attention to detail, with every outfit achieving an approachable correctness and laid back confidence. 

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The Ivy look continues to be one of the most emulated styles in contemporary menswear, with the influence of these silver screen icons clearly visible across the catwalks. From the tailored seersucker suit to the perfectly polished loafer; Hollywood and the Ivy Look is a comprehensive guide to this fashion legacy. Available from today direct from Reel Art Press.

Top image © , second image © T.C.D and third image © THE KOBAL COLLECTION. All images taken from Hollywood and the Ivy Look, Reel Art Press, 2011.

Tipped in the Press

Some stunning shots from music and fashion magazines Clash and RollaCoaster, featuring our AW11 Richard Nicoll collection for Fred Perry Laurel Wreath.

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Top image taken from Clash Magazine. Photographed by Letty Schmiterlow and styled by John Colver.

Bottom image taken from RollaCoaster Magazine. Photographed by Chad Pickard and Paul McClean, with styling by Matilda Goad.

The Avengers 50th Anniversary Evening

Barbican Film are offering a rare opportunity to see classic 60s television series The Avengers on the big screen, in celebration of the show's 50th Anniversary. The event will take place on Wednesday 30th November and will include a Q&A session with cast and crew from the series, including director Gerry O’Hara and scriptwriter Roger Marshall.

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The Avengers became one of the first British shows to be aired on US television; projecting an image of young, fresh, 60s London through its key female character Miss Emma Peel. Played by actress Diana Rigg, the character became both a symbol of female independence and a fashion icon, with an array of contemporary mod outfits including pieces by Pierre Cardin.

The 50th anniversary celebration evening will include screenings of cult episodes Mandrake (1964) and The Hour That Never Was (1965). For more information including ticket details and directions, please visit Barbican Film HERE.

Image: The Avengers © ITV