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Channel Your Best Silicon Valley Scammer in an Elizabeth Holmes-esque Turtleneck


Thompson Michael

Much has been made of disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes’s demeanor, from her never-blinking, kohl-rimmed blue eyes, to her improbably deep baritone, to her uniform of black turtlenecks and slacks. While most viewers of HBO’s new documentary about Holmes, The Inventor, were most shocked by the probably-fake timbre of her voice, her wardrobe might be even more perplexing. Holmes herself has claimed that she’s been wearing turtlenecks since she was seven years old, but those who knew her report that she didn’t start wearing them on a daily basis until learning that they were her idol Steve Jobs’s apparel of choice. Whatever the origin story of Holmes’s love of turtlenecks, it’s undeniable that they’re a must-have wardrobe staple — whether you’re a Silicon Valley scammer or not. Revisit some turtleneck-centric looks from the pages of W, starring celebrities like Robert Pattinson and Penélope Cruz, and get the most out of your Elizabeth Holmes impression before spring weather relegates your turtlenecks to the back of the closet once again.

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Craig McDean

Sasha Pivovarova photographed by Craig McDean for W Magazine, March 2006.

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WALKER TIM

Katherine Waterston photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, February 2015.

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Munro Tom

Photographed by Tom Munro for W Magazine, March 2013.

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Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

Photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for W Magazine, May 2006.

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Steven Klein

Naomi Campbell photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, June 2007.

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Craig McDean

Lara Stone photographed by Craig McDean for W Magazine, March 2008.

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Craig McDean

Photographed by Craig McDean for W Magazine, June 2012.

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Craig McDean

Photographed by Craig McDean for W Magazine, June 2009.

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Thompson Michael

Alana Zimmer photographed by Michael Thompson for W Magazine, August 2007.

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Farago Max

Photographed by Max Farago for W Magazine, September 2011.

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Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

Yaya DaCosta photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for W Magazine, September 2010.

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Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Lara Stone photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine, September 2008.

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Walker Tim

Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, September 2011.

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Roversi Paolo

Zuzanna Bijoch photographed by Paolo Roversi for W Magazine, September 2012.

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Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Penelope Cruz photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine, September 2012.

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Steven Meisel

Photographed by Steven Meisel for W Magazine, September 2012.

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WILLY VANDERPERRE

Photographed by Willy Vanderperre for W Magazine, September 2015.

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COLLIER SCHORR

Kris Grikaite photographed by Collier Schorr for W Magazine, September 2017.

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SORRENTI MARIO

Robert Pattinson photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine, October 2017.

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BENJAMIN ALEXANDER HUSEBY

Photographed by Benjamin Alexander Huseby for W Magazine, November 2016.

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Craig McDean

Photographed by Craig McDean for W Magazine, October 2011.

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JODY ROGAC

Venus X photographed by Jody Rogac for W Magazine, November 2017.

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RICHARD BURBRIDGE

Teddy Quinlivan photographed by Richard Burbridge for W Magazine, April 2018.

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ALASDAIR MCLELLAN

Letitia Wright photographed by Alasdair McLellan for W Magazine, May 2018.

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WEIR HARLEY

Massima photographed by Harley Weir for W Magazine, April 2018.

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STEF MITCHELL

Blesnya Minher photographed by Stef Mitchell for W Magazine, June 2018.

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MIKAEL JANSSON

Photographed by Michael Jansson for W Magazine, February 2019.