We know actor John Malkovich as one of the most accomplished actors in the film industry, able to transform into the most diverse characters. He also excels as a director, producer, costume designer and stands out as one of the best dressed men on the red carpet, so his designing chops come as no surprise.
While you may not really be able to be John Malkovich, you can now certainly dress like him. “Technobohemian”, Malkovich’s fall collection of men’s clothing, which debuted at The Webster boutique, is comprised of jackets, sweaters, shirts and trousers in colorful, high quality fabrics. Think classic lines with a twist.
The invitation-only cocktail was hosted by The Webster owners Laure Heriard Dubreuil and Frederic Dechnik. Malkovich sketches all the designs himself (he showed me) as well as hand-picks all the fabrics. A self-described fabric nut, he had several swatch books in his bag for the next collection.
“Like in a film role, decisions are important. You can’t have every fabric in the collection, so I edit and edit until it makes sense,” he says. And it does. Among the VIPs there were Barbara Becker; Jonathan and Criselda Breene; Nisi Berryman; Laura Buccellati and Sam Robin.
The collection at The Webster is 60% sold out, so go get your Malkovich on now or you’ll have to wait for spring 2011. To read my interview with John Malkovich go to www.thedaisycolumn.com.