n°228/ Anthony & The Young

June 2016

by Nathalie Azoulai

It’s a funny thing to observe but today young people are so very fond of vintage American actor, Anthony Perkins, that one should wonder why. Even though his career has been seriously affected by his 1960 play in Hitchcock’s Psycho, turning him into a dangerous psychopath forever, which 1962 Welles’s Trial didn’t help, don’t our young people look at him as the eternal unfinished man doomed to remain a slender and lanky boy, with long limbs and skinny outfits ? Some kind of precocious Hedi Slimane tailored iconic silhouette that mixes up genders, eccentricity and melancholy. Such a good fashion blend.

 Anthony Perkins