Today, on Miles Davis’ birthday, a section of West 77th Street is being christened Miles Davis Way. The jazz legend made his home there for 25 years.
Davis will always hold a special place here, as it was in the summer of 2008, while on assignment for Ralph Lauren Magazine doing a piece about when Miles wore buttondowns and loafers, that I got the inspiration to continue exploring the past and present of the Ivy League Look by founding this website.
In other Davis news, Don Cheadle’s long-gestating biopic has apparently finally gotten the green light, though alas it won’t be set in the heyday of neither the trumpeter nor the Ivy League Look.
Finally, the image above from an email by Rock Paper Photo, which offers “fine art photography for the pop culture fanatic.” — CC