American Gigolo (1980)

Fashion in 1980s American Gigolo

Copyright © 1980 Paramount Pictures

Despite this films controversial subject matter, the popularity of it helped kick-start the career of one of the greatest designers of our time. Richard Gere’s young, glamorous, charismatic character with his fast cars, nifty gadgets and perfectly tailored suits idealises prostitution by conveying the type of lifestyle associated with the Californian dream. It doesn’t matter how he had to get it.

Luckily for Giorgio Armani, Gere’s job title was overlooked, in favour of focusing on the perfect drapery of the silk, the “like a glove” fit and the overall allure of his clothes.

 

Jemma De Blanche

Written by Jemma De Blanche

Jemma De Blanche is a fashion and lifestyle journalist with a background in marketing and copy-writing, is in awe of all things creative and loves getting lost in a good book, a beautiful picture or the creativity of new collection. Jemma handles the Fashion in Film pages and the Men's catwalk reviews.


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