Charles Jeffrey, Evan Dando, Lucinda Chambers and others on the outfit that made them


From wastepaper containers as caps to dresses made of mirrors – eight originators, artists and humorists pick the one look that transformed them

Peruse more from the spring/summer 2019 release of The Fashion, our half-yearly style supplement

Altered by Scarlett Conlon

Mon 18 Feb 2019 06.00 GMT Last changed on Mon 18 Feb 2019 09.46 GMT



The outfits that transformed us.

The outfits that transformed us. Delineation: Guardian Design

‘The main issue is my toenails’: Evan Dando, artist and frontman of the Lemonheads

I have a photograph of me taken in 1998 or 1999. It’s nothing strange except for I look genuine clean. I like the cut of the pants, the pleasant boots, the great T-shirt; that is the means by which I like to think about my garments. The minute is vital in light of the fact that a standout amongst my closest companions, Epic Soundtracks [from the band Swell Maps], had simply passed on. I was in a harsh spot – yet I was leaving it. Things showed signs of improvement: I kicked medications and met my significant other Elisabeth.

What we wore when we were in groups during the 90s [the grunge look], it was anything but a style, it was exactly what we wore. I really love garments. Presently I wear corduroy pants, a wool shirt, pants and shoes. I don’t assume anybody motivates too old to even think about wearing decent things. The main issue is my toenails. They’re long and dark since I haven’t worn socks in a while. I truly need to cut them.

‘I replicated Joshua Von Grimm’s look with no disgrace’: Charles Jeffrey, architect

I’d never needed so in a flash to appear as though somebody than when I saw the Horrors guitarist Joshua Von Grimm’s outfit in the Sheena Is A Parasite video – chief Chris Cunningham’s best – in 2006. Those crazy thin cigarette jeans and shirt, the white Chelsea boots, the unfathomably gigantic hair. I promptly replicated nearly every little thing about it with no disgrace.

It is a standout amongst my most developmental encounters as a planner. It lit up a portable fire stick for me, the manner in which it pulled things from history, however made something super-present day. Despite the fact that it is somehow or another cautiously considered, there remains something so prompt about it. It addresses all that I like about style as a methods for self-articulation. It’s grandiose and it’s sort of devised, however it’s extremely alive. I adore that.


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