8 posts tagged "Woody Allen"
Writer and Style Map contributor Sven Schumann founded online magazine The Talks in 2011, launching the site with nine interviews, which included subjects such as Valentino, Mick Jagger, and Patti Smith. In the two years since, Schumann hasn’t stopped talking, racking up Q&As with cultural titans such as Yohji Yamamoto, Woody Allen, Helen Mirren, and Salman Rushdie.
This morning, the site fetes its one hundredth chat, with inimitable Brit Sir Paul Smith. Since opening his first menswear shop, in 1970, Smith has built an empire of more than two hundred shops on his cheeky interpretations of Savile Row cuts—all while maintaining an almost infamous reputation as one of fashion’s “nice guys.”
So why choose Smith for this milestone moment? On top of his fabled status as a designer, “Paul’s story is ultimately that nice guys do sometimes finish first,” Schumann tells Style.com. “And I always love talking to older people, who have lived life and can reflect and share their wisdom.”
In his Talks interview, Smith chats about the livestock that’s passed through the Paul Smith reception, unusual fan mail, and the soundtrack to his hangovers. Catch the full interview on The Talks’ Web site.
On Monday night, Cate Blanchett showed off her fashion chops while wearing a high-volume Balenciaga look to the New York premiere of Woody Allen’s new film, Blue Jasmine. But it would seem the actress’s designer sensibility extended to her on-screen look, too. The film’s costume designer, Suzy Benzinger, told Lucky magazine that she enlisted Karl Lagerfeld to create some custom bouclé Chanel jackets for Blanchett’s character, Jasmine—a Park Avenue princess who loses it all. Blanchett also wears Ralph Lauren—seemingly a Woody favorite, considering the label outfitted the cast of Annie Hall—in her starring role. Allen’s always been a trendsetter, but his embrace of Kaiser Karl brings him to a whole new level on the style front—and we’d have to believe that Chanel is a club of which he wouldn’t mind being a member.