Few men would dare wear black wool shorts covered in a print of snarling Rottweilers, but when it comes to fashion, Fredric Brandt is fearless. Brandt, the dermatologist whose ability to melt away the years from one’s appearance has made him a celebrity favorite — he’s too discreet to name names, but let’s just say that Gwyneth Paltrow was the first guest on his SiriusXM radio show in October, and his name is often mentioned in the same breath as Madonna’s — is an avid clothing collector who is passionate about applying his well-developed aesthetic to what he puts on his body. Not for Brandt a white lab coat. Today, he’s wearing a Balmain jacket (current season), a smoky vinyl Alexander McQueen vest, a Burberry Prorsum shirt, Rick Owens motocross-inspired trousers and chunky white Prada shoes that look like a high-fashion, futuristic take on traditional nursing clogs.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"