Thursday, September 14, 2006

Our thoughts go out to Marianne Faithfull: fashion icon

Marianne Faithfull has been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, her publicist announced today. Here at A Suit That Fits our thoughts go out to Marianne and we wish her a speedy recovery. We’d also like to take this opportunity to salute her for the amazing influence she’s exerted on the world of fashion, the bespoke tailored suit in particular.

If there’s one woman who can show a man how to wear a shirt and tie, it’s Marianne. This gigantic icon has conducted a public love affair with the suit ever since she first appeared in the 1960s. One of the original suit-wearing starlets, she has always pulled off the achievement with nothing less than immaculate style. (see photos below.)

With interest in her work increasing and the likes of Nick Cave and Damon Albarn flocking to collaborate with her, her suit-wearing days are assuredly far from over. Get well soon, Marianne.

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