Hollywood is calling Giorgio Armani again. In his role as Wall Street stockbroker Jordan Belfort, Leonardo DiCaprio will wear Armani’s period style, circa 1993, in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” directed by Martin Scorsese. Both DiCaprio and Scorsese are longtime supporters of Armani – and attended his recent “One Night Only New York” event.
“The era of power dressing on Wall Street projected tremendous amounts of resolute strength. I remember the period well, when my deconstructed suiting emerged as an emblem of success,” said the designer. “The complex character of Jordan Belfort required a look with the same unmatched nerve and sense of self.”
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Armani will present the Paris premiere of the movie on Dec. 9 and the world premiere in New York on Dec. 17. The film hits theaters Dec. 25 in the U.S. and globally throughout December and January.
“Giorgio Armani revolutionized male fashion design – he gave us a new idea of elegance that was, and still is, a perfect fit with the times,” said Scorsese. “Giorgio and I have collaborated together many times over the years, and it was a joy to do so once again, to go back in time to tell a story that authentically showcases the style of the early Nineties.”
Armani worked with Academy Award winner costume designer Sandy Powell, who said: “The Armani look of the Nineties was among the most widely influential men’s wear styles of that era and we endeavored to capture that same iconic look through our partnership with the Mr. Armani and his team.”
“The Wolf of Wall Street,” based on the book by Jordan Belfort, with a screenplay by Terence Winter, is the latest movie Armani has created wardrobe looks for, since the iconic “American Gigolo” in 1980, starring Richard Gere. Among others have been “The Dark Knight Rises,” “The Dark Knight,” “The Untouchables,” “Gattaca,” “Stealing Beauty,” “Shaft,” “The Tuxedo,” “De-Lovely,” “Ocean’s Thirteen,” “Fair Game,” “The Social Network,” and “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.”