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The model boys. Or: It all depends on the right reference.

Why does a James Marsden come along so stylishly on the red carpet? Because Ilaria Urbinati dresses him. Just like Bradley Cooper or Chris Evans. The stylist herself is something of a star. And has her very own view of the Porsche sports cars. For her, the inner values count. The right seat covers, for example.

Text: Bernd Haase Photo: Porsche 09.01.2019 2 min

It's not easy for a model boy like that. So he does everything, but really everything right, enchants teachers, superiors - and gets a "nerd" as a synonym from the highest German language authority, the Duden.

He didn't deserve that, the model boy. Really not. Good thing there's still something like Wikipedia. The net community does, after all, certify that the guy knows how to behave, that he is educated, distinguished and polite. That's better. And at the latest since Volkswagen introduced its Crafter with two very special model boys in 2006, it has been known that this boy can also take blinking eyes.

Die Musterknaben. Oder: Auf den richtigen Bezug kommt es an.

And what does all this have to do with Porsche now? To tell you the truth: Not quite as much. On the one hand. On the other hand: Such a real Zuffenhausener is exemplary through and through when it comes to sportiness and elegance, although he also likes to go over the top sometimes. And of the inner (design) values, many Porsche models have been model boys for decades in the best sense of the word: with their seat design.

You don't think so?

Then take a look at these exemplary specimens. She has chosen the Hollywood fashion stylist Ilaria Urbanati. They usually equip human stars like Ryan Reynolds, James Marsden or Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Now, together with Ivo van Hulten, head of Porsche's Interior Design Studio, and Cornelia Rosenbohm, Porsche's Colour and Trim expert, she has chosen her five automotive style icons for the seat cover:

Die Musterknaben. Oder: Auf den richtigen Bezug kommt es an.

The 901 with the chassis number 57 from the year 1964, which (fortunately) was found and restored in a barn near Berlin, impresses with a contrasting dog-tooth pattern matching the place where it was found. And is therefore still modern today. Oh, yeah!

Die Musterknaben. Oder: Auf den richtigen Bezug kommt es an.

Classic Scottish and yet like a little punk rock is the former model of Louise Piëch, a 911 Turbo from 1974. The car of the painter, which loved radiant colours, rocks in a striking blue-red tartan pattern.

Die Musterknaben. Oder: Auf den richtigen Bezug kommt es an.

The 911 Targa SC from 1981 is more psychedelic. Black meets Navy blue. And those who look longer can be hypnotized by the »Pascha« design: the Checkered Flag from racing.

Die Musterknaben. Oder: Auf den richtigen Bezug kommt es an.

A Gentlemans club on wheels however is the 928, likewise from the 80s. Leather meets a classic stripe pattern. Ferry Porsche was so enthusiastic that he refined the headrest with lettering.

Die Musterknaben. Oder: Auf den richtigen Bezug kommt es an.

The most solemn finally is the G-model, the last built 3.2 litre 911: Produced in the year of German reunification, he throws himself into pinstripes, white on chestnut brown.