Harrison Ford is so fashionable that he wore his own clothes for a GQ shootGet the Full StoryAP Photo
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GQ profiled Harrison Ford for its 60th anniversary issue.
Ford is such an icon that he wore his own clothes to the photo shoot.
The magazine's style director says he can't remember a time anyone's done that for a cover story.
Getting profiled in GQ is the fashionable man's dream. You get dressed up in expensive suits and get really nice pictures taken of you for a glossy magazine read by millions of people.
But if you're Harrison Ford, the clothes you own are nicer than whatever GQ can come up with. At the end of a long and rich profile of the icon in the magazine's October issue, commemorating its 60th anniversary, there's a note from GQ's creative director Jim Moore.
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Moore said he looked through Ford's closet and picked out clothes from there for the shoot. All of Ford's suits are custom made, Moore wrote, and he's "a legend" who's "earned the right" to wear his own clothes for a cover story.
"When he pulled out an overcoat, I loved how modern it looked — only later did he reach into the pocket and fish out the original receipt from the '80s," Moore wrote.
Ford even skipped wearing a suit for the cover portrait, opting for a T-shirt and jeans instead.
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The profile is worth reading in full. Ford said that he hasn't read Carrie Fisher's memoir "The Princess Diarist," where she talks about their affair. He also suggested that he's open to more "Star Wars" movies even though Han Solo apparently died in "The Force Awakens," he relayed an entertaining story about the time his dad cut off his own finger, and said he enjoys the Vice show "F---, That's Delicious."
Here's the full note from Jim Moore:
"I've worked at this magazine for 37 years, and I can't remember anyone else who's ever shot a GQ cover story wearing his own clothes. But Harrison Ford is a legend. He's earned the right. So one day this summer, I found myself knocking on the door of his house in L.A. to see what was in his closet. Wearing the same T-shirt and jeans you see on the cover, he showed me inside and spent the next two hours trying on his favorite pieces. His suits are all custom-made, so they fit perfectly. When he pulled out an overcoat, I loved how modern it looked—only later did he reach into the pocket and fish out the original receipt from the '80s. As we were wrapping up the fitting, I casually mentioned that we'd like to shoot him with a car, and he was open to the idea. We wound up going with a Jaguar from 1957. That's the year GQ was founded, the year we're commemorating with this 60th-anniversary issue. He looked so natural, one classic behind the wheel of another."
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