They may say that the clothes make the man, but when the guy in question is Russell Westbrook, he hardly needs the help. Not only has the OKC Thunder point guard been named the All-Star Game MVP a record-breaking three years running, he also manages to rival his on-court success with his off-duty style game. So when we heard he was coming out with a men’s fashion book, Russell Westbrook: Style Drivers, we had no doubt that it’d be a slam-dunk.
Last night, Westbrook joined Barneys at our Downtown flagship for a series of three back-to-back events to celebrate the book, which publisher Rizzoli releases this week. It was a natural fit, since our own Simon Doonan wrote the book’s foreword. First up, Russell sat down with Barneys CEO Daniella Vitale for a chat about the book and his personal style. Next, we greeted a long line of enthusiastic fans and signed copies of Style Drivers. The book celebrates Westbrook’s own personal style, as well as that of the artists and creative people he’s had the chance to work with throughout his career. He was joined by a special guest, artist Raymond Pettibon. Lastly, he finished the night with a private dinner in Freds for a few close friends, with a few familiar fashion names among the crowd like Jennifer Fisher, Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, and stylist June Ambrose.
For a closer look at the evening’s festivities, scroll on through our party picks. And head to Barneys to pick up your own copy of Russell Westbrook: Style Drivers. But her, the shot clock’s winding down until this one’s sold out at the buzzer!