Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Six notable fashion icons in fiction

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog, Chrissie Gruebel tagged some of her favorite fictional fashion icons, including:
Patrick Bateman (American Psycho, by Brett Easton Ellis)

Ok, he’s a murderer, and a psychopath, and a sadist, and all the most horrible things a human being can be—and we use the term “human being” loosely because he’s basically just a nightmare with fancy business cards. But dude’s got some serious swag. Serious, serious (and probably blood-stained so don’t shine a blacklight on it, k?) swag. The suits. The watches. The cuff links. The fine leather goods. Vuitton. Ferragamo. All the big guns. Also, Patrick Bateman has a gun. Several. Let’s leave him alone now.
Read about the other entries on the list.

American Psycho appears on Jonathan Lee's list of the ten best office dramas in print and on screen, John Mullan's lists of ten of the best bankers in literature and ten of the best zoos in literature, Richard Gwyn's list of ten books in which things end badly, Nick Brooks' top ten list of literary murderers and Chris Power's list of his six top books on the 1980s. It is a book that Nick Cross "Finished Reading but Wanted My Time Back Afterwards."

Also see: Kate Finnigan's list of ten literary characters who have been her style inspiration.

--Marshal Zeringue