The first thing that came to mind was Bizet's "Toreador Song" from Carmen. Amusing, I wondered whether bullfighting would be more popular if men that looked like this, dressed in Prada would enhance it's popularity. I could see Miuccia (Prada) going to such events...Or even Lagerfeld, sitting underneath shadow of the palm tree, held by Brad Koenig, Karl's favorite man model.
But then my mind raced further and I thought it would be amusing if my high school principal had wear these outfits, like the Thom Browne gray floral jacket. Following, I imagined had everyone on my campus dressed like this as their daily outfits. If only the world was this fun.
What David Bradshaw did with some of these pieces were lovely. I love how Prada's feminine knitted pieces became manly on Rainer, the model. I also love his use of flowers in the pieces. It's nice that the flowers doesn't seem out of place - like it was meant to fit. I'm going to buy some fresh flowers and stick it all over my wardrobe now...Just kidding. I'm too anal for flower placement on my clothes - I would probably stop every ten feet to make sure every single one is put back into place.
Source: GQ Style Spring/Summer 2008
Photographer: David Slijper
Model: Rainer Iveson
Styled: David Bradshaw