Filed under: Editorials, News | Tags: film noir, gq style italy, linus gustin, matthew brookes, tenerani & vilnius, terry saxon, vanessa contini
Film noir, the genre so named by a group of French critics that was characterized by its overwhelming sense of pessimism, fatalism, and menace. These American hard-boiled crime stories spanning from the movies Double Indemnity (1944) to Touch of Evil (1958) often centered on an unwitting detective investigating a routine case that invariably unraveled to reveal a much larger underworld underpinning society. Directors such as Orson Welles, Fritz Lang, and Billy Wilder employed titled camera angles and heavy shadows to communicate the dark and foreboding nature of the stories, which more often than not ended badly for the protagonists. That is film noir as it is understood historically, but for a contemporary and an albeit looser take on the genre we have to look no further than the latest issue of GQ Style Italy.
Ford Men’s Linus Gustin features in GQ Style Italy F/W 10 in an editorial titled “Film Noir” photographed by Matthew Brookes and styled by Tenerani & Vilnius. The 6’2″ (188 cm) Swede wears Dior Homme for his first look and the story’s title page. The second look pictures Linus wearing an Armani coat, Gucci shirt, Dior Homme jeans, and Tommy Hilfiger necktie. The third and final look sees Linus wearing a Tom Ford jacket and shirt and necktie by Hermès. Three looks all of which could see Linus Gustin on either side of the law in nearly any film noir from the 1950s, but as far as the Ford Models Blog can tell there’s not a snowball’s chance in hell this or any story could ever end badly for the model.
Credits include: Publication, GQ Style Italy N. 14 Autunno / Inverno 2010-2011; Title, “Film Noir”; Photography, Matthew Brookes; Styling, Tenerani & Vilnius; Grooming, Terry Saxon at Jed Root; Styling assistant, Francesca Ragazzi; Casting, Vanessa Contini; Image source, Morphosis.
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