Eyeglass icon Elvis Costello was given the nod for Outstanding Achievement by the UK edition of GQ this fall. Included in the magazine's profile was this stunning portrait by Terry Richardson, featuring the musician extraordinaire in an equally extraordinary l.a.Eyeworks Hitch in Blue Abbey:
In their award notes, the editors of GQ wrote:
From punk poet to 2009 bluegrass master via four decades of rock, R&B, ballet and country, he's the consummate musical polymath and arguably the world's finest songwriter. Recently described by Time magazine as the greatest songwriter in the English language, it only seems fitting that GQ has awarded him the GQ Outstanding Achievement Award 2009.
And if you haven't been wowed by it yet, Costello is currently serving up a real treat for the eyes and ears with his fantastic new show Spectacle on the Sundance Channel.