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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

New Henrik Lundqvist Vanity Fair Article


In celebration of the 2018 Best-Dressed List, Vanity Fair and Saks Fifth Avenue are collaborating with renowned photographer and grandson of Eleanor Lambert, Moses Berkson, to capture portraits of Best-Dressed List honorees. Each month, in the lead-up to the release of the Best-Dressed List we will be profiling a beloved style icon.

Henrik Lundqvist is lauded just as much for his medal-winning goaltending style—specifically known as the butterfly—as he is for his personal style, sartorially speaking, of course. The New York Rangers goalie looks equally effortless fending off pucks in his red, white, and blue jersey as he is off the ice and traveling to games in impeccably tailored suiting. Although, when Lundqvist isn’t required to suit up for game day or a chic social event, he prefers a more relaxed ensemble of jeans, a perfectly worn-in moto, and rugged boots.

The record-holding hockey player considers an iconic singer and actor, who famously declared that he’ll do things his way, as his ultimate style icon. The athlete’s favorite wardrobe essentials show a similarly bold and independent flair: a leather jacket, velvet shoes, and a sentimental one-of-a-kind accessory that holds a special place—literally and figuratively—near and dear to his heart. “A tie clip with a small diamond on it from my wife’s engagement ring,” he says.

While living in New York City during hockey season, Lundqvist enjoys shopping in SoHo. During the off-season, he relaxes in his second home in Göteborg, in his native Sweden. But no matter where he is, Lundqvist stays true to his own style and admires that same self-expressive mind-set in others. “Consistency and confidence in all that they wear,” he says, about sartorial flair that catches his attention. “When the style also inspires a lot of people, to me that’s an icon.” Well, Lundqvist doesn’t have to look far from home.

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