Male Muse: George Cortina

October 26, 2014
Sometimes it’s nice to appreciate plainness. I don’t mean banality but a certain aesthetic minimalism, and not the arch and ascetic minimalism of graphic lines and stark palettes, but the less alienating minimalism that celebrates no-fuss effortlessness. A kind of elegant ordinariness, if that makes any sense whatsoever.
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Freelance stylist and fashion director of Vogue Japan, George Cortina, understands exactly how to be remarkable in being unremarkable. Former fashion editor of L’Uomo Vogue and contributor to a slew of mags from V to NYT Style, Cortina pushes the boat out with the day-job but keeps things clean as regards personal style.
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An obvious proponent of the Thom Browne ankle-show, Cortina mixes cropped trouers with statement tailoring (double-breasted jackets and fitted shirts) and operates on the basis of essentiality when it comes to accessories; that means shades, monkstraps and smokes, evidently.
Also, he’s bezzies with Anna Dello Russo…
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See more of Cortina’s styling work here and here.

Images from The Sartorialist and Chanel After Coco

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  • KAIIWONG July 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    He looks pretty gorgeous on the first pic with his black tie kind of outfit. casual but chic !! the perfect mix. I think your totally right when it comes to appreciate minimalismKAIIWONG

  • Low Couture August 1, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    yes minimalism is my biggest muse! love him, because, well, he has my dream job. cool to think about the contrast between his professional taste and his personal style.x Peter

  • Mat August 1, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    he's a pretty buff fella isn't he, he just always looks good