Carl Rutberg, American History, was part of a panel discussion held after a preview screening of Darkest Hour, a new film that stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill as he becomes prime minister in May 1940. The film is expected to be released on November 22. Joining Rutberg on the panel was Edwina Sandys, Churchill’s granddaughter, and screenwriter Anthony McCarten, whose previous work on The Theory of Everything earned him an Academy Award nomination. Rutberg discussed Churchill’s personal style—his clothes and accessories—and how they helped to shape his image. The panel was moderated by Michael Bishop, the executive director of the Churchill Society.
The preview took place at the AMC Empire 25 theater on 42nd Street and was organized by Focus Features, the film’s distributor, with an invited audience of Churchill aficionados and film buffs.
Rutberg, who is also creative director of the bespoke necktie company Lindman New York, talked about Churchill both as a leader and as a style icon. He explained how is personal style not only defined him but also came to define Britain. He also talked about how Churchill was very of aware of the importance of his clothes and accessories and that he selected them with much care and thought.
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