Leather tie, Reservoir Dogs (agnès b.)


Store:  Eye Filmmuseum

The French designer agnès b. has been a well-known name for outfit directors like David Lynch and actors like John Travolta in films like Pulp Fiction. Then, one day Quentin Tarantino came wandering into her Los Angeles store and went on a shopping spree for suits for Steve Buscemi in Reservoir Dogs – and introduced the world to the leather tie.

Reservoir Dogs, 1992.
Director Quentin Tarantino, with Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth.

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Quentin Tarentino introduced the trope of the “pretty gangster” to the world; men in black suits, with white shirts and black ties, as seen in the movie Reservoir dogs. This 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 – just like this iconic leather tie.

Ever since the release of Reservoir Dogs, the black suit represents bad men and corruption in cinema.

Eye Film Museum

Eye is sometimes called ‘the cinematic memory of the Netherlands’. And in all modesty, that title is no exaggeration.

The Dutch national museum for film, located on Amsterdam’s IJ harbour, manages more than 54.000 films from all genres. The collection represents an outstanding sample of film history, from classics and blockbusters to cult films. But Eye does not only focus on the past: it also closely follows the latest developments in film by organizing new acquisitions, programmes, and debates. The building is open every day for anyone who is interested in film and film culture. Visitors are welcome in four cinemas, an exhibition space, a floor dedicated to educational activities, a shop, and a bar-restaurant.

Eye is internationally acclaimed for its knowledge of and expertise in the field of film restoration, research, and education. The organization has 185 employees who do their very best to make everything you would want to know about film easily accessible. For young and old, for film enthusiasts and professionals, and from constantly changing perspectives, Eye focuses on film as an art form, as entertainment, and as part of digital visual culture.

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