Playing the Cher to his Tai, Medine madeover Cohen in several Rag & Bone looks for the holidays. She even got him in an intarsia sweater with daggers on it and some printed pants. “I just turned a solid man into a print man!” she exclaimed.
We had to know more, so we grabbed Medine on email to chat about the important things like: Stealing her husband’s clothes, wearing Speedos, and how to avoid “constipated bar-mitzvah boy” face when modeling.
Fashionista: Did Abie need any convincing to do this project?
Leandra Medine: Abie did not need very much convincing as he is generally DTF (down to folly) but when we got there he was definitely a bit timid, e.g. “I’ll wear whatever you want me to wear, Lea.” But by the end he was like, “I’d never pair this jacket with that shirt, let me show you how it’s done.”
Did you give him any modeling tips?
I did not give him modeling tips, I just told him not to look too serious and let his smile and pearly whites shine because he looked like a constipated bar-mitzvah boy in many of our wedding photos.
Is there any lewk he wouldn’t try?
He was game for lewks, but I also was only putting him in pants and sweaters and suits. I wonder if he’d have worn a Speedo. Speedo, if you’re reading this, holler at us.
Do you steal his clothes?
YES I most certainly DO steal his clothes. We effectively dress the same exact way only my heels are higher on weekends.