Peter Marino Didn’t Always Wear Biker Garb, But Now He Does

After 30 years, architect Peter Marino might be looking to broaden his horizons. “I want to be the first person to animate bags — everything done for handbags bores me to tears,” he tells Suzy Menkes. Given his enviable client roster, including Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Dior, we’re guessing his idea of snooze-worthy accessories doesn’t include those by Marc, Karl and John. Here’s another interesting nugget from the article. As we all know, when it comes to his Tom of Finland-meets-Easy Rider personal style, Marino favors tight black leather pants and sleeveless tees, topped with tats and goth jewelry (if only everyone were as bold!). But it wasn’t always his favored look. Ten years ago he was still dressed in a suit and tie, a far cry from the biker garb he dons today for everything from riding his hog to dining with clients and even attending parent-teacher conferences—giving whole new meaning to the term “leather daddy.”


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