Posted by Fashion Editor at Large

These just popped into my inbox from Prada. My first thought was 'Tobey Maguire for Prada, really?' Then I clicked into the two David Sims images of Tobey and was seduced by their moody, thoughtful elegance. I've admired Maguire's acting skill since"The Ice Storm" the brilliant 1997 film where he played a teenager, though he himself was 22 at the time. Later on, Spiderman didn't do much to dispel his angsty-teen image, though by then he was in his late 20s. Now 36, and a father to four year old Ruby, he is about to play Nick Carraway, the narrator character in The Great Gatsby, so he is finally playing his own age group. Perfect timing, then, for Prada to get their hands on him.   

The press release tells us that ..."a boxy three-button jacket over a mock turtleneck defines a new Prada silhouette, while sunglasses paired with a buttoned shirt are a fitting nod to the discrete style of Hollywood fashion icons past."

Images: David Sims for Prada AW11.