Whit Stillman has unmistakably garnered a reputation as cinema’s Preppie ambassador with the release of independent films Metropolitan and The Last Days of Disco. With his first film in over a decade opening to rave reviews this past week, Damsels in Distress is certainly not excluded from Stillman’s highly stylized manner. The L Magazine sat down with Stillman recently to chat about his Rushmore-esque past, the story behind the A.T. Harris tuxedoes in Metropolitan, and the enduring charm of madras jackets, Bass Weejuns, and green corduroy. Read more on The Measure as well as a thorough interview about Damsels in Distress at A Continuous Lean.
“I decided the moment I graduated from college that I would never wear blue jeans again. And I have never worn blue jeans again.” —Whit Stillman