We honestly don’t know who impresses us more; George, for stepping so ridiuclously far outside his style zone, or the stylist, for somehow convincing the man who inspired us to coin the phrase “pop-pop jeans” to sport polka-dotted Armani.
George Clooney covers the December 2013/January 2014 issue of W magazine – in a Giorgio Armani suit, shirt, and shoes, customized by Yayoi Kusama – photographed by Emma Summerton.
On living a life in hotels: “Home is where my friends and family are. I spend eight months a year in a one-bedroom hotel room in a city I probably wouldn’t vacation in. But no city… no space…fails to be a home if your family or friends can find a time to visit. I get desperately, depressingly homesick if I can’t find a way to be near the people that bring joy wherever they go.”
On being alone for the entire movie in Gravity: “I actually like working by myself. [Laughs.] Truthfully, I was constantly in motion. The trickiest part was learning to speak quickly and move 50 percent slower because you are in space. It was not fun in the machinery—I have a bad back and a bad neck, so that part was not fun. But you have to step back and look at my life. I’m lucky enough to get to work on these projects.”
But we suppose it’s easier to convince him to do something like this for an editorial rather than attempt to dress like this in public. For celebrities, editorials are the style equivalent of Las Vegas. Go wild if you want, but it stays there.
That hotel room quote sounds a bit bleaker than he seems to realize.
[Photo Credit: Emma Sumerton for W Magazine]