The first rule about this robe is you always talk about this robe.
Rihanna in New York, May 27, 2016.
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Leave it to Rihanna to invent the street style bathrobe.
7. Robert De Niro as Ace Rothstein in Casino
Robert De Niro in Casino, 1995.
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Martin Scorsese would go on to forge a long and beautiful history of putting De Niro in pajamas, but his greatest hit has to be the silky, flamingo-pink Casino number.
6. Harry Styles’s Wedding Officiant Robe
Harry Styles at his agent’s wedding in Montecito, January 2, 2021.
5. Alfred Molina as Rahad Jackson in Boogie Nights
Alfred Molina in Boogie Nights, 1997.
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A shimmery and psychotic(ally good) scene-stealing robe.
4. Nicolas Cage as Ronny Cammerari in Moonstruck
Nicolas Cage in Moonstruck, 1987.
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Johnny stole his hand, Johnny stole his bride, but Johnny didn’t steal his robe!!!
3. Jeff Bridges as The Dude in The Big Lebowski
Jeff Bridges The Big Lebowski, 1998.
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The robe abides.
2. Muhammad Ali’s Classic Pre-Fight Robe
Muhammad Ali, 1964.
A robe fit for The Greatest.
1. James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos
James Gandolfini in The Sopranos, 1999.
Tony’s robe is more than just a robe: it’s an outward expression of his inner despondency and a salient symbol of the diminished role of the modern man. It’s the most enduring image of the most enduring man on television. May we all collect the newspaper in such era-defining style.