Very few individuals are multi-generationally stylish. These are individuals who remain firmly on center stage over time and continue to maintain a stylistic influence across decades and continents.
Entertainer Noel Coward is one of those rare individuals who achieved this in the first half of the 20th century. I recently attended the Noel Coward exhibition in NYC this past summer and have included photos of some of the exhibits below.
|Noel Coward dressing gown (bought from DeFree’s, New York)|
|Coward’s dark brown polyester dinner jacket (made by Douglas Hayward)|
|Shoulder line of Douglas Hayward dinner jacket|
|Noel Coward (left, in DB suit) and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr|
|Cole Lesley, Coward’s business manager, in morning dress|