For a recent photo shoot for France’s Le Figaro, lensman Graham Shearer brought the King of Cool back to life alongside a classic Jaguar E-Type.

With a model filling in for McQueen a number of dashing accessories showed the kind of style the actor would have if he were still causing a sensation today.

Photo © Graham Shearer; click to enlagre: Patek Philippe Nautilus watch, Agnelle driving gloves, YSL jacket and Burberry Brit jeans

At top, the stand-in Steve sports a Kenzo jacket and jeans, Bally shoes, an Atelier Ruby helmet and Louis Vuitton bag.

The era-appropriate E-Type is a suitable companion, as the King loved Jaguars in his day.

Photo © Graham Shearer; click to enlarge: jacket by Geox, scarf by Hermès, gloves by Mériau

Shearer tells DRIVEN he was influenced by the photos of William Claxton, who took many of the most iconic McQueen images.

“We shot at Montlhery circuit next to Paris,” Shearer tells us. “Its an old racing circuit that is still used and many a prototype is secretly tested and photographed there.”

Photo © Graham Shearer; click to enlarge

“I had a few E-Types to choose from but the white one looked the chicest and was in the best condition, as you can see from some of the close ups,” he notes.

“They couldn’t use all the shots, but there was one of just the car and empty circuit that was a spread I particularly like.”


Photo © Graham Shearer; click to enlarge: Jacket and shirt by Vilebrequin, sunglasses by Persol, watch by Cartier, bag by YSL, driving gloves by Agnelle

“We lucked out with the weather as it was shot in March which can be very difficult, and it gave the shoot a LA/Palm Springs feel which was perfect for the story.”

Indeed, we think the King would be proud….

Graham Shearer has been a fashion photographer for over 20 years. He lives in the South of France and spends his time working and travelling between Europe, the States and Australia. His main clients include Vogue, Marie Claire, Seafolly and Viceroy Hotels just to name a few.

Graham has also shot a variety of high profile celebrities such as Kim Bassinger, Kristin Scott Thomas, Keanu Reeves, Naomi Watts,Nicole Kidman and was Elle MacPherson preferred photographer  throughout her modelling career. Finally Graham is working,when time permits, on a  personnal project, an art portofolio, mixing water, landscape and nudes.

Photo © Graham Shearer; click to enlarge: Jacket by Dries Van Noten, jeans by Levi’s, bag by Kenzo, scarf by Hermès, boots by Guess