New 'Wall Street' Movie May Do More to Help Wardrobes than Harm Reputations
The new Wall Street movie might not do much to harm the already battered reputation of today’s financial movers and shakers, but it may have an impact on their wardrobe.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps opens worldwide today, but some observers say it likely won’t have the same punch as the original movie, Reuters reports. The article quotes Igor Kirman, a partner at Wall Street law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, who said Wall Street has already been “dragged through the mud” and “scapegoated.”
Kirman told the newspaper he doesn’t think the film “will be as big an issue on Wall Street in terms of dirtying its image.”
The fashion world, however, is already seeking to capitalize on Gordon Gekko’s new look, the Wall Street Journal reports. The original movie popularized contrast-collar shirts, suspenders and French cuffs. The new movie features handmade shoes, tailored vests, clear eyeglass frames, pocket-watch chains and custom suits.
The suits are single-breasted, sleek and fitted, with a look comparable to the characters in Mad Men. “Gordon Gekko is back, with a whole new wardrobe for the power-hungry man,” the Wall Street Journal says.