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IRL: Jude Law in The Talented Mr. Ripley

  • Kempt Staff
IRL: Jude Law in The Talented Mr. Ripley

In the winter of 1999, Jude Law’s character in The Talented Mr. Ripley, Dickie Greenleaf, had us all toying with the notion of leaving behind all of our worldly cares to spend an idyllic summer sailing along the Italian coast with a Gwyneth Paltrow type. And while that didn’t turn out as well as it could have for dear old Dickie, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t want to cultivate your own summer of sun-kissed stylishness by channeling his laid-back, linen-forward wardrobe.

Here’s how to do it, in real life.

Joi Lansing Cannot Be Contained

Joi Lansingvia WBE

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The Talented Mr. Greenleaf: The Eye dissects the style of Jude Law from The Talented Mr. Ripley. Just watch out for emotionally charged boat rides. [GQ]

The Bass and the Movement: Jeremy Kirkland breaks down the difference between quartz and mechanical movements. In general, you want the latter. [Esquire]

The Big Time: The jackpot for a movie-optioned magazine piece might not be quite as lavish as you thought. [WWD]

The Talented Mr. Minghella

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In the wake of Anthony Minghella’s unexpected death, we thought we might take a look at the sartorial legacy his short body of work has left. His longtime collaboration with costume designer Ann Roth—beginning with *The English Patient*—cast a long shadow over his short body of work. His movies had a real sense of style, remarkable for both its faithfulness to the period and its emotional effect.

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