GQ Magazine Pays Tribute to Leo Gasperl

27 November 2012

GQ Magazine Pays Tribute to Leo Gasperl

Fulvio Ferrari's stunning images of legendary Austrian skier, Leo Gasperl , have this month inspired a GQ photo shoot which oozes 1930s glamour.  Forget eighties onesies, neon and shoulder pads - this is the style we're going for this season!

This renowned sportsman and champion ski racer was famed in the 30s and 40s for teaching royalty and nobility how to perfect 'the elegance of the turn.' Known as the 'angel of the snow,' he was at one time the fastest man on skis having broken the speed record.  As well as instructing numerous royals, he was also the first coach of the Italian national ski team.  He appeared in several films, wrote books on skiing, modelled ski fashion and designed his own clothing line in his hometown of Cervinia.  Like many famous Alpine natives, skiing was more than just a sport for Gasperl - it was a life necessity.  As a young boy, he skied to school from his parent's house in the forest, every morning!

To emulate this look you'll need to visit Ralph Lauren (jumper, sunglasses, gloves), John Smedley (rollneck), Moncler Grenoble (trousers) and James Lock & Co (cap). Take a look here at GQ's amazing vintage photo gallery for further fashion tips before you go skiing. 

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