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The Boys from Berlin

  • Jared Paul Stern


*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

When it first came out in 1973, Lou Reed's tragic rock opera *Berlin*disappointed fans who'd been expecting an upbeat follow-up to his glam opus *Transformer*. Left to gather dust, it took twenty years for critical opinion to come around and finally dub it a masterwork.

Larger-than-life artist/auteur Julian Schnabel had, of course, always been a believer»

Kempt Man of the Hour: Julian Schnabel

  • Jared Paul Stern


*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

Yes, we know what you're thinking: *What the hell is he doing here?* Certainly no-one in their right mind would call larger-than-life art world provocateur Julian Schnabel well dressed, but you've got to admit he's got a lot of style—inimitable and even unenviable as it might be. When he first started wearing pajamas in public we were more than a bit skeptical; but when he threw some cashmere on top we started to see the light.

He not only *owns* this look (like anyone else wanted it), but he's really making the mad genius thing work.