Here’s Jim Lauderdale looking great in his latest Dandy & Rose western shirt.
This print, called ‘Dragonista’, from Liberty’s Spring Summer range 2012 is based on a Chinoiserie design from the 1970s, originally used for one of their famous range of scarves. It was updated for its re-release last year by the antiques expert Martin Miller, who incorporated antiques from his own collection into the design, adding them to the dragons and figures dressed in Chinese robes already gallumping across the fabric.
It came in four colourways and these two were my favourite – a dark blue/gold and a cobalt/coral, both on an ivory background.They are both marvellously whacky, and very, very beautiful. My favourite part of both prints is the chrysanthemum, coloured with such delicacy and depth.
Jim has a shirt in the coral/cobalt colourway too – he wore it for his appearance on ABC’s ‘Nashville’ – more pictures in the Gallery