Kempt Man of the Hour: Chip Kidd
- Jared Paul Stern
*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*
In his capacity as a graphic design demigod, Chip Kidd routinely transforms books into *objets d'art*. In the course of a celebrated career he's done dazzling dustjackets for everyone from John Updike to Bret Easton Ellis. Some of his work, like the famous dinosaur skeleton he designed for Michael Crichton's *Jurassic Park*, even takes on a life of its own.
Kidd, an accomplished author as well, also cuts quite a figure when he's out on the town, as evidenced by this snap from the fete for his latest novel, *The Learners*. He's sporting a *café-au-lait* colored wool tone-on-tone stripe suit by Brioni, a blue and white striped shirt with a contrasting “club” collar from Ralph Lauren, and a solid blue silk tie ditto. His trademark vintage-style specs were custom-ordered from Anglo American Optical—the MOTH-as-aesthete's choice.