Artist, dandy and generous spirit Iké Udé spoke with Worn Through about the art of sartorial excellence, his inspiration to pursue it and the importance of costume as an index of culture. A resident of New York City, in addition to making our streets a more beautiful place to stroll, Udé...

This makes him an ultimate Anarchist of Style. (Lisa and Monica collaborated on this post.) Reading List Forrest, E. Tighten up corsets. The Independent, London, Nov. 24, 2001. At: http://www.corsetheaven.com/corsets/articles/tightenup.asp Pernet, D. My conversation with Mr. Pearl....

" Of her style and success, she surmises: "Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great." It's liberating advice from an icon of fashion anarchy. Monica and Lisa are partners in Anarchists of Style. (Photo: Hulton Archives/Getty Images.) The...

Other modern day anarchists that perhaps carried on some of Casati's legacy were Daphne Guinness and Isabella Blow in their roles as muses and patrons of new fashion talent. Thinking back to a much earlier time, it's all a bit reminiscent of Marie Antoinette–extravagant presentation but not...

Is an 18th century French diplomat who spent the last three decades of his life dressing as a woman an anarchist of style? One would think that whatever his story, he would be a zebra, fitting neatly into our definition: those who defy social and fashion conventions of their time, instead...

Her iconic style continues to be reflected in modern high fashion. Edie's classic swimsuit and headscarf Vogue Spain, October 2010 Edie at Grey Gardens J.Crew Fall RTW 2010 Little Edie on the 4th of July Harper's Bazaar, October 2007 New York Magazine, 1972 John Galliano Spring RTW...

Arlo Weiner is the youngest ever Anarchist of Style to grace this blog's pages. Son of Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, he says it all started when he was inspired by the costumes in a film and it has taken off from there. Arlo has been lavished with tag-lines including "Most Stylish Kid",...

This Anarchist of Style exudes an air of aggressive confidence in smudged black shadow and perhaps a bit of distance from the rest of the room. Which is true of many of the Anarchists we've profiled. image from tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/niagara%20detroit?before=98

We've written about Anita Berber before here on Worn Through, the "priestess of depravity," dancer, actress and muse to many during her years in Weimar Berlin. The contemporary images of Berber speak volumes, and viewing the highly-sexualized, sometimes fetishist styling she has inspired in...

So here's her real truth: "Lenglen, in the liberated style of her play—full of acrobatic, even balletic leaps and lunges—her dress and her life, introduced sex to tennis, and vice versa."(1) Monica and Lisa are partners in Anarchists of Style. Reading list 1) Pigelli, S."The lady in...

 

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