A type like Michael Jackson, in love with himself. Sterling image to the public. Schizo finally. He talks to himself as he dresses. He becomes two persons within himself. Friends are aware of this –-- but the boy is a money-maker.
This is a character note by writer Patricia Highsmith, written in 1984 at the height of the Thriller madness. Observant and prophetic. To my knowledge she didn't write a character such as this, though the connection with Tom Ripley and the Gatsby-esque characters in her works is clear.