10 best-dressed classical stars?

10 best-dressed classical stars?


norman lebrecht

December 07, 2015

CBC Canada has come up with a jolly list, and very hipster they are too.

But there are always more lurking in the wardrobe, awaiting their call to fame. Here’s Slipped Disc’s Top Ten (can be read either way up), with judging notes for extra transparency.

mahan esfahani dg

Note the matching car

yuja wang-salonen-bowl-la0018975205-20140717

Check those matching bow-ties

joyce yannick

Total Ballroom Champions of 2015


Sweet-singing psalmist of Savile Row

sol gabetta

The cello came, too


Doktor Kuhl (photo: Eric-Brissaud)

yundi new image

Collar of the Year


Gardening Gear of the Year

renee fleming kangaroo

With matching ‘roo


lang lang rio

Best beach boy


  • Minutewaltz says:

    They all look lovely, but joint first prize to Lang Lang and Yundi.

  • Carmen says:

    No mention of pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet? He’s the best dressed male classical artist out there. Vivian Westwood designs his concert attire. Impeccable.

    Contralto Ewa Podles is right up there, too. A lady of a certain age with a striking sense of style. She dresses beautifully.

  • Gaffney Feskoe says:

    Where’s Norman?

  • Eddie Mars says:

    But oh dear, not a single man wearing a pensioner’s tie, shirt, and tweedy jacket. So – according to this forum’s resident Beau Borstlap – they must all be second-raters who enjoy disrespecting the paying public. (emphasis on the fact that they’ve *paid*)