The iconic style of Orson Welles

Effortless chic in Hollywood

Visionary style icon Orson Wells shows the way

Orson Welles on the set of Othello | Les Belles Heures

Here it is, plain and simple. We are even tempted to leave you here and go wandering around looking for some recreational amusement but we are kind of fair play and sharing with you this radical take on style prevails.

Far from the cliché associated with the elegant man of his time - clean, neat, groomed and tanned - Orson Welles is all about tumult, fury and passion.

The omnipotent figure behind one of the greatest movie of all time - the man co-wrote, directed, produced and starred as lead character in Citizen Kane - strolls around the Hollywood sets smoking cigars, with bushy hair and dressed with basic clothes declined in sand, clay or charcoal tones. 

His modern flamboyance made of effortless nonchalance breaks all the formal rules associated with menswear in this Hollywood scene filled with sophisticated starlets. Pairing t-shirts with blazers - very modern at the time - and wearing wide stripes in the most conspicuous manner he stands out as a true style icon and hangs in the coolest way with all-time legends Rita Hayworth and Marlene Dietrich.

A visionary artist, Orson Welles' flair goes well beyond attire and talks about attitude and uniqueness, absolute prerequisites to any personal style expression.  
Where everything is about knowing oneself and not giving a damn. Spontaneity and instinct. And having the audacity to wear what would make you feel good.

This is, by far, the easiest way to charisma and self-confidence.

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