16 Best Dressed Detroiters
They have high-powered careers, busy social calendars, and hectic
schedules that they arrange to make room for philanthropy. Because of — and sometimes despite — their full lives, they routinely
step out in fine form. Metro Detroit has a roster of denizens who fit that description. Society writer Chuck Bennett, a regular on the party
circuit, surveyed the local scene and named 16 locals who wear it well.
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The Rev. Oscar King III
Detroit, pastor, Northwest Unity Baptist Church, and president of the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit
“My style of dress really emerged back when I was in school at Howard in Washington, D.C., and at Harvard. I call it ‘urban preppy.’ I always wear bow ties; I never wear long ties. I have at least 75 bow ties to choose from. Almost all of my clothes, including the bow-tie collection, come from Carl Sterr in Birmingham. I also really like wearing Armani suits.”
Wearing: Wool Armani suit and self-tie bow tie from Carl Sterr.
Detroit, President, Madison Madison International (MMI)
“I look at clothing as art. What collection something came from doesn’t matter. The beauty always remains. That’s why I like mixing vintage with current designs. Well- made clothing will outlast the person who buys it. I like Valentino, Barbara Bates, Lanvin, and Jason Wu. I shop at Tender, Linda Dresner, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue.”
Wearing: Jeweled Valentino top over a ball-gown skirt by Barbara Bates.
Bloomfield Hills, fashion/image consultant, and former president, Productions Plus Talent Agency
“Sheldon, who I’ve been married to for 53 years, let me turn one of the bedrooms in our house into a wardrobe room. I go into one of my closets, pick an outfit, then go to the wardrobe room to accessorize. Accessories are essential. I wear a lot of Bill Blass [she’s a former Blass house model], Oscar de la Renta, Armani, Donna Karan, and Chanel.”
Wearing: Oscar de la Renta silk-organza blouse over pailletted St. John trousers. Earrings are vintage Chanel.
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