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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

Last time Scottish actor Alan Cumming caught our eye, he was sporting the latest in equestrian chic. For this, his second MOTH conquest, he would at first glance appear to be dressed much more conservatively—but only at first glance.

We find this triple-black ensemble of his, worn to the premiere of a new off-Broadway production of Chekhov’s *The Seagull* in which he co-stars, to be of equal interest. It’s rescued from the mundane by the dressy elements, the textural appeal, and an offbeat approach to the old ‘black tie’ chestnut.

Again, Cumming is able to pull off a look that a lesser personality might find troublesome with the assistance of his ever-present puckish, mischievous air bordering on Mephistophelean. The black silk/satin narrow-lapel evening suit, black dress shirt, fairly wide black silk tie and pointy black patent leather shoes are all by Calvin Klein. Notice the subtle variation in the shades of black.

Yes, he looks like the devil—in the best way.

—J.P.S.

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CONTRIBUTORS

  • Jared Paul Stern

CREDITS

Photography by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan