Miss Havisham, the fraying, fantastical beauty in Charles Dickens’ ‘Great Expectations’, provided the inspiration for a collection of ethereal and dramatic extravagance by the British-based designer brand, Marchesa, at New York Fashion Week.
When the James Hotel opens its doors this fall in SoHo, on the corner of Thompson and Grand, many things will be shiny and new. But some of the staff will look like they have waited years for customers to arrive. British menswear designer Andrew Buckler created uniforms influenced by Charles Dickens for the front of house staff.
There’s a sketch of the front desk staff’s uniform in the article.