Very few individuals are multi-generationally stylish. These are individuals who remain firmly on center stage over time and continue to maintain a stylistic influence across decades and continents.
Entertainer Noel Coward is one of those rare individuals who achieved this in the first half of the 20th century. I recently attended the Noel Coward exhibition in NYC this past summer and have included photos of some of the exhibits below.
Noel Coward dressing gown (bought from DeFree's, New York)
Coward's dark brown polyester dinner jacket (made by Douglas Hayward)
Shoulder line of Douglas Hayward dinner jacket
Noel Coward (left, in DB suit) and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr
Cole Lesley, Coward's business manager, in morning dress