Why Mr Gianni Agnelli Was The Most Stylish Man In The Boardroom

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Why Mr Gianni Agnelli Was The Most Stylish Man In The Boardroom

Words by Mr John Brodie

8 February 2018

Mr Gianni Agnelli on a private jet, circa 1975. Photograph by AGF/Scala, Florence

Mr Agnelli’s sartorial signatures may have been his way of rebelling against the statesman-like role he had to play

Don’t hide your bling

In his car in Italy, 1986. Photograph by Agenzia Contrasto/REX/Shutterstock

Invest in a popover

With Ms Jacqueline Kennedy in Ravello, Italy, August 1962. Photograph by AP/REX/Shutterstock

Mix town and country

At a conference in Italy, 1990s. Photograph by Alamy

Choose an elegant partner

Mr Agnelli, centre, and Ms Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto, bottom left, at the Monte Carlo Gala, 1959. Photograph by Mr Edward Quinn/edwardquinn.com

A necktie is a non-conformist’s friend

At the Milan Stock Exchange, 1976. Photograph by Alamy

Know how to make an entrance

In Sestriere ski resort, February 1967. Photograph by Mr David Lees/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Never underestimate the power of flannel

At the Fiat offices in Turin, 1969. Photograph by Mr Manuel Bidermanas/akg-images

Sometimes a rollneck is not just a rollneck

With his wife, President and Ms Kennedy aboard Manitou, 17 September 1962. Photograph by Mr Robert L Knudsen