Frontline fashion: why male TV stars Graham Norton and Stanley Tucci love a scarf like Clive Myrie’s

From frontline reporter to fashion icon: why male TV stars Graham Norton and Stanley Tucci love a scarf like Clive Myrie’s

  • Clive Myrie’s edgy ties have been setting the fashion agenda in recent weeks
  • Graham Norton and Stanley Tucci donned similar scarves, often in cashmere
  • Myrie’s Jamaican-born mother was a seamstress for 1960s designer Mary Quant
  • Even younger stars like Thomas Brodie-Sangster, 31, are getting in on the act

He won praise for his composure under pressure during a presentation from the Ukrainian frontline – but now Clive Myrie is drawing praise for his fashion-forward ties.

The BBC Foreign Correspondent and Mastermind presenter likes to accessorize his outfits with chiffon scarves, even pairing one with a t-shirt when he appeared on The One Show earlier this year.

He also wore one on the red carpet at the National Television Awards last September when he sported a gray and black polka dot scarf with a traditional tuxedo.

Myrie won plaudits for her eye-catching chiffon scarf and tuxedo combo at the NTAs last fall

Her edgy style, which has been described as a ‘London media outfit’, certainly seems to go with film and TV celebrities – and not just when it’s cold outside.

Dapper chat show host Graham Norton is regularly seen wearing a neck warmer, and the 59-year-old often pairs his scarves with blazers and jeans.

American actor Stanley Tucci, 61, was also spotted using a scarf as a fashion accessory. The former model is known to favor those in cashmere.

Stanley Tucci raised eyebrows with his clever donning of scarves

Always a good dresser, even Graham Norton is influenced by Clive Myrie's fashion frontier

Ties are all the rage among TV stars, from Tucci (left) to Norton (right)

The trend is also popular among young stars. Thomas Brodie-Sangster, 31, best known for his role as Sam in the romantic comedy Love Actually, was seen wearing a headscarf at a party this year.

ITV football pundit Ian Wright, 58, is another dedicated follower of fashion and regularly wears a scarf – even when broadcasting from a studio or attending a celebrity party. Journalist Myrie, 57, one of TV’s hardest-working presenters, has been applauded on social media for her scarves.

And last week he unexpectedly revealed his passion for fashion, even though the BBC is paying him a clothing allowance only for Mastermind and not for his role as an anchor on BBC News.

And it's not just the older statesmen: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, 31, wears a headscarf to a party

And it’s not just the older statesmen: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, 31, wears a headscarf to a party

The star, whose Jamaican-born mother worked as a seamstress for 1960s designer Mary Quant, confessed he liked buying expensive clothes.

The presenter, who has been collecting luxury watches for decades, said some designers suited him better, adding: “Paul Smith doesn’t work for me as much as Armani.”

But he added: “I only wear suits if I have to.”

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