Dickie Greenleaf, one third of The Talented Mr. Ripley trio is a sad case. On the run from his family and fortune waiting for him in the states, he travels Europe seeking solace with his friend Marge. His father, seeking his son returned, enlists the help of con-artist Tom Ripley to bring him home safely. Tom travels across the atlantic to track Dickie down and they quickly become friends. While Dickie is welcoming of the friendship, Marge is suspicious and untrusting of Mr. Ripley. Slowly, Tom forms an obsession with Dickie and his lifestyle. After an odd episode where Dickie catches Tom impersonating him, the pair travel to Italy together to ease the tension. As an aside, if you catch somebody imitating you and becoming obsessed with you, do not travel to Italy with them. Ripley’s psychotic side gets the better of him and he murders Dickie to assume his identity. What follows for Ripley is a life of constant fear that he will be reprimanded for the crime. Dumbass.
1. I’m just chillin’ here, this is my new friend Tom
Suit by Hackett London, shirt by Richard James, shoes by Zegna
2. Sureeee, I’ll go to Italy…that seems normal.
Shirt and bags by Trussardi, pants by Richard James, shoes by Nicole Farhi
3. Oh great, now I’m dead.
Zip up by Richard James, shirt by Pringle of Scotland, shoes by Bottega Veneta
The Talented Mr. Ripley tells the tale of a man who becomes obsessed with wealth, power and his friend. The book begins in New York, where down-on-his-luck Tom Ripley is approached by the wealthy Mr. Greenleaf to help him find his son, Dickie. Tom, an acquaintance of Dickie agrees to help. He soon finds himself in London forming a friendship with Dickie and his girlfriend, Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyneth starts to resent their friendship and founds a blog called Goop. Tom becomes more obsessed by the day—imitating Dickie and his lifestyle. Sensing Dickie is tiring of him and his antics, Tom murders Dickie while on vacation and assumes his identity. Gwyneth, having now successfully written a cookbook, turns her attention finding her lost boyfriend. Along with Mr. Greenleaf and a detective they catch up with Tom. The truth is nearly exposed, but some convenient assumptions exonerate Tom. He escapes his crime and is free to live his life, followed by the fear of capture and the guilt of murder. Murder most foul.
1. Help me I’m poor…
Shirt by D & G, shorts by Corneliani, shoes by Louis Vuitton
2. Look at Me, I’m Dickie
Coat by Canali, shirt and scarf by Kenzo, pants by Hermes, shoes by Maison Martin Margiela
3. On the run
Jacket, shirt, bag and tie by Louis Vuitton, pants by Viktor & Rolf, shoes by Prada