7 posts tagged "David Walliams"
The U.K. edition of Gentlemen’s Quarterly—a magazine that ought to know about such things—published its list of the 50 most stylish men in Britain online today. (The print edition, which will also include the ten worst-dressed men, not only in Britain but worldwide, arrives on Thursday.) The inclusion of young Romeo Beckham (#26, ten spots behind his father) has caused the most commotion. But there are plenty of other reasons to check it out.
For one, the Beckhams aren’t the only family pair included. Princes William (#27) and Harry (#5) both made the list, with a 22-place differential that ought to make for a bit of sibling rivalry. A few gentlemen included (Alasdhair Willis, #42; David Walliams, #11) may have had a little help from their fashionable wives (that’d be Stella McCartney and Lara Stone, respectively). One married pair even had both partners on the list: Sir Elton John (#21) and husband David Furnish (#6). (We personally look forward to the day when all three members of the family show up: the Rocket Man, his mate, and their new baby son, Zachary Furnish-John.)
Several unimpeachable icons of Brit style (David Hockney, #47; Bryan Ferry, #36) as well as a few designers (Christopher Bailey, left, #33; and the not-quite-British Tom Ford, #7) made the cut. Ford’s protégé of sorts, Nicholas Hoult, star of A Single Man and of Ford’s recent campaigns, clocks in at #3. And at #1? Nowhere Boy star Aaron Johnson, more familiar to American tabloid audiences than movie audiences: The 20-year-old proposed to director Sam Taylor-Wood, 43, shortly after wrapping the Lennon biopic.
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Fantastic Man, the charming if occasionally mannered menswear publication, always manages to surprise. Its autumn/winter edition, on discerning newsstands now, is no exception. Trust its sharp-eyed editors, Jop van Bennekom and Gert Jonkers, to spot that David Walliams, the British comedian, is a Tom Ford fanatic. Walliams, perhaps best known here for his cross-dressing “I’m a lady” character on HBO’s Little Britain USA and for his marriage to the model Lara Stone, looks nothing short of dapper, wearing his own Ford clothes in Alasdair McLellan’s black-and-white photo shoot. The accompanying interview also contains this gem: Walliams would like to star with his equally brilliant comedy partner Matt Lucas in a film adaptation of The Beautiful Fall, Alicia Drake’s book about the rivalry between Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent. It may be only a dream at this point, but that would be fantastic.