Leather tie, Reservoir Dogs (agnès b.)
The French designer agnès b. has been known to outfit directors like David Lynch and actors like John Travolta in films like Pulp Fiction. One time Quentin Tarantino came wandering into her Los Angeles store and went on a shopping spree for suits for Steve Buscemi in Reservoir Dogs
Reservoir Dogs, 1992
Director Quentin Tarantino, with Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth.
Quentin Tarentino introduced the “pretty gangster”: men in black suits, with white shirts and black ties, as seen in the movie Reservoir dogs. It became an iconic image in the 1990s.
The tight black suit – a homage by Tarantino to the French Nouvelle Vague cinema – represents the anonymity of the gangsters. Harvey Keitel’s suit was designed by agnès b.
Since Reservoir Dogs, these kinds of suits in cinema represent bad men and corruption.
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