There are lots of reasons why Batman is one of the most popular superheroes. He’s got some of the best gear, a crazy car, amazing house and “office” and an alter ego that many men aspire to and women look for in their partner. He’s the perfect combination of brawn, handsome, slick and utterly confident.
So when it comes to outfitting Bruce Wayne, who better than Giorgio Armani to capture this superhero’s enviable style?
In his latest film collaboration, Giorgio Armani again brings his signature style to the character of Bruce Wayne in director Christopher Nolan’s finale of the Dark Knight trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises.” For the production—which is the second Batman film he contributed to after the 2008 “The Dark Knight”—Giorgio Armani worked in partnership with acclaimed costume designer Lindy Hemming.
As Batman’s alter ego Bruce Wayne, the film’s star Christian Bale wears Giorgio Armani Made to Measure suiting, including two-button notch collar suits, one in charcoal gray pinstripe and another in medium gray glen plaid, both paired with a variety of shirt and neck tie combinations. The Made to Measure suits feature the traditional customized owner’s label, in this case, Giorgio Armani for Bruce Wayne.
In addition to Christian Bale, Giorgio Armani also outfitted co-stars Gary Oldman, Michael Caine and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in various Giorgio Armani silhouettes. He also provided accessories for one of the film’s leading actresses, Anne Hathaway.
“In the lexicon of super heroes, it’s an honor to be associated with such an intriguing character as Bruce Wayne,” said Mr. Armani. “To be involved with the design process for a tremendous talent like Christian Bale is a rewarding experience. I’m thrilled to play a small role in the Dark Knight legacy.”
Giorgio Armani has been on the forefront of creating wardrobes for major motion pictures since he pioneered the movement by dressing Richard Gere in “American Gigolo” in 1980. Since then, hundreds of films have incorporated designs by Giorgio Armani, including “The Untouchables,” “Gattaca,” “Stealing Beauty,” “Shaft,” “The Tuxedo,” “De-Lovely,” “Ocean’s Thirteen,” “Fair Game,” “The Social Network,” and “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.”