In Legendary Authors and the Clothes They Wore, Terry Newman explores the fascinating relationship between literary icons and fashion. She profiles 50 writers in her new book, examining their style choices in the greater context of their lives and bodies of work.
Buy why should we link authors to clothing? Newman writes:
“Legendary Authors and the Clothes They Wore is a book with what may seem like an audacious premise—to tie together the heavyweight value of, for example, Samuel Beckett with a discussion of the fact that he wore Clarks Wallabee shoes. However, in reality, persona is closely connected with how you dress, and the fact that the man who wrote Waiting for Godot liked his shoes classic, comfortable, and enduringly modern says a lot about his personal taste and therefore his personality. The distinctive individuals included in this book are not just fabulous writers: they looked fabulous, too.”
Check out our gallery to view a few of the stunning photos from Newman’s book.