Fashion’s Loss: RIP Steve Jobs

Only Coco had such flair

Steve Jobs: only Coco herself had such flair

Today the fashion world is poorer for the loss of one of its great muses, Steven Paul Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computer. As with the great DV, he found his look early, and stuck with it, eschewing the bow ties of his wild youth and reaching again and again for the guy’s version of the LBD: a pair of 501’s, some New Balance sneaks, and a St. Croix mock turtleneck (in the early, lean, NeXT years, it was Gap). As always, true style didn’t go unnoticed: among those he inspired is Ralph Rucci:

What is “wholly originally…. ow[ing[] absolutely nothing to any precedent?”

“Three things: White cotton T-shirt, a pair of 501 Levi Strauss jeans, and a black cashmere turtleneck.”

PROOF!

You can give the Steve Jobs Paper Doll a new look at this fun site (I like the KISS outfit), or take a voyeuristic stroll through his closet.

iWear think different dress alike

iWear think different dress alike

Also: nobody ever believes me he was hot back in the day, but look for yourself.

One Response to “Fashion’s Loss: RIP Steve Jobs”

  1. raincoaster October 8, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

    Hokey Smokes, Bullwinkle: The mock turtleneck has sold out, even at $175!