The Sex and the City family recently suffered an unexpected loss after the passing of Stanford Blatch. The actor, famous for his role as Willie Garson, was beloved both on and off the screen. Let's pay tribute to the late star by taking a look back at his fashion evolution over the years...
As designer and co-founder of Every Outfit on Sex & the City Chelsea Fairless put it, "His fashion sense was simply iconic." From his signature monochromatic looks to his love for accessorizing, the stylish star was never one to play it safe. But that's precisely what morphed him into the fashion inspiration he quickly became. Let's break it down even further for those who haven't yet tuned in to the hit series.
Whether it was a bubblegum pink suit or an oversized bowtie, one of Blatch's most innate talents was his ability to somehow coordinate absolutely everything: the neon pocket-squares, the leather shoes, the ties. "He was always very diligent about matching," Chelsea Fairless elaborated. But the over-the-top fashionista did so much more than serve memorable fashion moments: He paved the way for others.
"Male fashion has definitely come around to meet Stanford's style," Lauren Garroni, co-founder of Every Outfit on Sex & the City, explained. "Now, men—specifically straight men—are a lot less afraid to wear color." Stanford Blatch proved it's okay to take fashion risks - on the contrary, they should be celebrated.
From his legendary style to his even-more iconic persona, the fashion pioneer paved the way for the rest of us. And his memory - and over-the-top ensembles - are bound to live on forever. "He was endlessly funny on-screen and in real life... a source of light, friendship and show business lore," SATC co-star Cynthia Nixon reflected.