Paolo Martorano: The Millennial Bespoke Tailor

Paolo Martorano is an old soul.
A self-professed nerd who would rather spend his free time researching the origins of bespoke clothing than go to a football game, Martorano has developed the skills of a true artisan but is only 27 years old.
The Bellmore, N.Y., native comes from a long line of tailors, four generations deep on his father’s side, and started learning the ropes when he was in high school, working as an apprentice for Alan Flusser.
“In grade school, for whatever reason, I was always worried about being underdressed,” he said. “While browsing a bookstore in my early teens, I spied Alan Flusser’s seminal ‘Dressing the Man,’ and it literally stopped me in my tracks. My parents couldn’t understand my obsession and weren’t about to give me the money to buy the book. So, I started researching the subject on the Internet, got my first job, and purchased the book with my first paycheck.”
He moved on to Paul Stuart, where he helped quadruple the retailer’s made-to-measure and bespoke business during his seven-year stint. He then joined Dunhill as its bespoke/made-to-measure specialist for America. But in the fall of 2017, with the urging of several customers, he decided to branch out

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Gucci Supports Photographer Paolo Di Paolo Retrospective Book

SLICE OF HISTORY: Gucci’s interest in the arts shows no sign of slowing.
The Italian fashion house and its creative director Alessandro Michele have teamed with Rome’s MAXXI, the Museum of the Arts for the 21st Century, on the publication of the book “Paolo Di Paolo. Mondo Perduto [Lost World]. Photographs 1954-1968” gathering more than 300 works the Rome-based photographer took between 1954 and 1968.
Born in Italy’s central region of Molise, Di Paolo moved to Rome at an early age and soon became one of the great reportage photographers who documented the country as it emerged from World War II for the now-defunct Il Mondo weekly magazine and for personal projects. Taken with his compact Leica III C camera, Di Paolo captured black-and-white portraits of key personalities in the country’s art, culture, fashion and movie sectors They include writer Pier Paolo Pasolini on the outskirts of Rome; the encounter between actress Gina Lollobrigida and artist Giorgio de Chirico; Anna Magnani sunbathing in her villa outside Rome, as well as Brigitte Bardot, Federico Fellini, Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, to name a few.
Along with images, the book features texts written by Michele and Di Paolo, a biography curated by his daughter Silvia,

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Dauphin Publishes New Book With Paolo Roversi

Place Vendôme jeweler Dauphin will release a book in collaboration with photographer Paolo Roversi.
The tome marks Dauphin’s fifth anniversary, and is the first publication of its kind for the company. It features models Saskia De Brauw and Guinevere Van Seenus alongside Roversi’s daughter, Stella Roversi. Images were styled by Hannes Hetta, featuring hair and makeup devised by Julien D’Ys.
Dauphin’s artistic director and designer Charlotte Dauphin de la Rochefoucauld said of the book: “The last five years have been crucial in characterizing and refining Dauphin’s aesthetics to offer an alternative vision. Paolo Roversi’s contribution has been a key element to forge the house’s image. It is therefore a natural progression to celebrate this milestone with a publication, both as an exploration of the house’s archives and a reflection on the evolution of my work for Dauphin.”
Roversi noted that: “”By photographing Charlotte Dauphin’s creations, you will discover new lights, unsuspected magical reflections, splendors of a different and mysterious elegance.”
Dauphin de la Rochefoucauld concurred, noting: “The book is also a place where Paolo and I can share our artistic conversation. Paolo draws with light and movement, there is a beautiful suspension in time in his work and I feel that it is in this

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Paolo Nutini arrested over drink-driving

Pop star Paolo Nutini has been arrested in his home town of Paisley, Renfrewshire over alleged drink-driving and traffic offences.
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Ralph Lauren Toasts First Brazilian Store in São Paolo

BRAZILIAN FETE: Ralph Lauren celebrated the opening of its first Brazilian store in São Paolo earlier this week with a cocktail party hosted by José Auriemo, chairman and chief executive officer of JHSF, which owns Cidade Jardim Mall, and David Lauren, executive vice president of advertising, marketing and communication at Ralph Lauren. Guests were greeted by 26 male models and waiters, with trays of Champagne, flanking the sides of the sisal carpet and complemented by four large urns with palms and multiple colors of cymbidium flowers and ginger. A jazz trio played inside and a saxophone/cello player entertained guests outside.
Among the guests were Camilla Belle, Mariana Auriemo, Nacho Figueras, Delfina Blaquier, Fernanda Motta, Fernanda Tavares, Luisa Ortiz and Rico Mansur.
The 9,100-square-foot store, which officially opened Tuesday, offers Lauren’s women’s wear and men’s wear collection, along with accessories, leather goods, footwear and Ralph Lauren timepieces.

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