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Hollywood And the

Ivy look

Tony nourmand AND Graham MarsH


Hollywood And the

Ivy look

Tony nourmand AND Graham MarsH

Page 2: Mister Lucky. Paul Newman in 1957 in the dream corduroy Ivy suit featuring interesting leather trim on top pocket worn with a white button-down shirt and black knitted tie. Page 5: John Cassavetes wears a fine blue straight point collar shirt. Page 6: David Janssen in the jacket synonymous with the Ivy Look, a standard issue windbreaker and the inevitable pair of khakis. Here, he is with Fugitive gueststar, Brenda Vacarro. Page 8: Woody Allen in 1967; the perfect double act – Woody and his lightweight Ivy jacket. Note the textbook patch and flap pockets. Page 11: Nice stuff. The debonair Robert Redford in 1966 wearing the perfect cravat. Opposite: What can we say? Anthony Perkins photographed in Hollywood in 1958 reminds us how good the right pair of white socks can look. Finding the correct Shetland sweater can be a thankless task but worth it if you can find one like Perkins is wearing.



Left: Off-duty Hollywood. An outfit guaranteed not to scare the horses: V-neck, Levis and sneakers. Opposite: California Dreaming. White button-down and khakis, the outfit of choice for the discerning West Coast actor.



Woody Allen (b. 1935) REAL NAME: ALLEN STEWART KONIGSBERG BORN IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK Writer, director, actor and comedian, Woody Allen effortlessly personified the East Coast Ivy Look, wearing clothes by Brooks Brothers and J.Press on and off screen. Allen was no novice when it came to the Ivy Look; he’d been wearing the clothes his entire career and indeed, still does. His collection of plaid and solid-coloured button-down shirts and soft shouldered, half-lined jackets with, of course, the inevitable hooked back vent were second to none. And apart from ex-military personnel, he was one of the first to wear an olive drab, US Army issue, M-65 field jacket with faded khakis and saddle shoes. After his apprenticeship as gag-writer and stand-up comedian in the early 1960s, he made some very funny and stylish movies, including Bananas (1971), Play It Again, Sam (1972) and Annie Hall (1977). Last word goes to Woody, who once said, ‘Love is the answer, but while you are waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions.’


Left: Rain check. A man can get wet in New York. Woody Allen covers all bases in his classic Burberry ‘Trench 21’ trench coat. The silk scarf adds a nice touch. Opposite: Our man Woody takes care of business in the perfect oatmeal tweed patch and flap pocketed Ivy sack sports jacket. The button-down shirt and narrow tie have NYC stamped all over this look.


Left and opposite: Gregory Peck, from the word go, was always a leading man. No bit parts for this player. As these pictures confirm, he looked good whatever he wore.



Left: Not many people can get away with wearing a shawl-collar cardigan and a black knitted tie but we guess that if you’re Paul Newman you can. Opposite: Made in USA. The method makes the scene. All you need is the right attitude and a wardrobe like this: narrow chinos rolled up high, again white socks, worn blue sneakers, white T-shirt and navy V-neck sweater. Accessorise the outfit with an identity bracelet and a bottle of beer. Hey presto – you have the method.



Left and opposite: Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Paul Newman were among the many Hollywood players who wore the incomparable G9 Baracuta, waist-length jacket. But it was only when worn by Steve McQueen that the G9 justifiably achieved cult status and is without a doubt a contemporary classic. Connoisseurs of the Ivy Look know it as the ‘Harrington’, which always has the Fraser Clan tartan lining. Accept no substitute.



Chad Everett (b. 1936) REal Name: Raymon Lee Cramton Born in South Bend, Indiana Everett brought his chiselled good looks to a number of 1960s television series, including Surfside 6 and The Dakotas. But his big break came in 1969 when he landed the role of compassionate surgeon Dr Joe Gannon in Medical Center which ran for seven seasons until 1976. His acting has touched a huge number of television shows, including Route 66 (1960-64), The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (1964-68) and Melrose Place (1992-99) and films such as David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive (2001).


Left: Although you can never really be sure, as there is only so much you can tell from a photograph, many of the Ivy jackets worn by Hollywood’s finest were cashmere. The one worn by Chad Everett might just be. Opposite: All day long Mister Ivy League thought of nothing but Bass Weejun loafers and cashmere blazers.


Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were married on 29 January 1958 at Hotel El Rancho in Las Vegas. They had one of the most celebrated marriages in Hollywood and remained together until Newman’s death over fifty years later. Left: Ivy Jivey. Woodward looking very New England while her husband wears what looks like a forerunner of fatigue pants, which are, of course, the perfect Ivy length. On his feet are a pair of trademark moccasins. Opposite: The couple that cook together – stay together. Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman in the late 1950s looking every inch the personification of the Ivy Look.



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