ART AND COMMERCE: J. Crew is showing its patriotism in its March men’s wear catalogue. The 32-page book is themed “America the Beautiful” and was shot at classic U.S. locations such as Philadelphia’s historic train station, California’s Route 66 and San Francisco. As part of the theme, Alex Katz, a painter and sculptor known for his contemporary landscapes and portraits, is on the cover. He was photographed in his studio in J. Crew men’s wear.
Jenna Lyons, creative director of the retailer, said the catalogue “is dedicated to celebrating America and spotlighting some of the places and people that make this country great.” The men’s book is expected to hit homes Saturday.
— Jean Palmieri