Famed photographer Terry Richardson photographed New York knickerbockers forward, Carmelo Anthony for VMAN. The infamous photographer snapped one of the NBA’s most fashionable players for an exclusive interview with Rag & Bone designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville where he discussed what it means to be Melo. Below are excerpts for the interview. Let us know what you think. Is Carmello one of the best dressed players in the NBA?
MARCUS WAINWRIGHT So, Melo, you grew up in Brooklyn. Did you like fashion when you were younger?
CARMELO ANTHONY Absolutely, absolutely. even when I didn’t even have anything, i still loved fashion, I loved clothes.
MW what were you wearing in your teens?
CA Ilonly wore polo. When I was in high school, eve thing was polo.
MW As in Ralph Lauren?
CA yeah, everything was Ralph Lauren, everything.
MW And did you wear glasses when you were younger?
CA I didn’t have glasses, but I used to wear whatever sunglasses I could get my hands on.
MW when did you get your first suit?
CA Aw man. I got my first suit when 1 was drafted [by the Denver Nuggets, in 2003].
MW You got your first suit when you went to the NBA draft?
CA That was my first suit.
MW That’s pretty cool. DAVID NEVILLE was it Ralph Lauren as well? CA No [laughs]. it wasn’t Ralph, it wasn’t Ralph.
MW What shoes were you wearing back then? Jordans?
CA At that time it was Jordans, Nikes.
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