Fred Astaire Style
No other man has influenced American style more profoundly than Fred Astaire. Replacing the stiff-suited, aristocratic uniform of the day with his looser, more democratic look of tweed sport jackets and easy cut flannels, Astaire became a new model for the Century. Nonchalance, natural charm and effortlessness would now replace the pomp and circumstance of men's style that preceded it.
Fred Astaire Style analyzes the dancer s legendary contribution to 20th century style. From such vivid accessories as the silk pocket square, white buck shoes and woven tie, to his light dance moves and improvisational style, this Mémoire evokes this charismatic figure in a truly contemporary way.