“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.”
– James Dean
Here at JOY HQ, we’re celebrating the upcoming release of Anton Corbijn’s highly-anticipated film, LIFE by not only teaming up with lovely folks at Entertainment One UK to bring you some seriously cool prizes - tickets to the Gala screening anyone? But to also take this moment to look back at some of Mr James Dean’s finest style moments.
Stills from LIFE, in cinemas September 25.
The film’s trailer - which outlines the plot of LIFE magazine photographer, Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson) capturing what were to become some of the rising star’s (Dane Dehaan) last and most intimate moments - immediately prompts us to recall the actor’s iconic sense of style. An outsider sense of style that remains just as relevant today, think the white T-shirt, the Breton stripes, the beaten biker and the lived-in denim. Of course, we all already know the poster boy image of him brooding in a bomber and *my personal favourite* snap of a spectacle-wearing, poetry-scoping Dean that would be so worthy of the #HotMenReading Instagram tag today.
Whatever image you look at, James Dean just had it. The it we all strive for. That undeniable air of nonchalant-cool that even dripped from the rebellious way a cigarette hung from his lips. The good news is, you can get it too with a little help from these new season buys.
Once you’ve shopped, all that’s left for you to do is to check out the film’s trailer below and be sure to enter the unmissable competition on HYMN’s Facebook & Twitter pages for the chance to win a signed poster, Control DVDs & more.
Now, excuse us while we go and listen to some Taylor Swift...