Dan Radcliffe's Harry Potter Character to Wear Belstaff Couture
December 23, 2008, 12:04 PM
New York Magazine is reporting today actor Dan Radcliffe will be sporting some nice attire in his role of Harry Potter in an upcoming Potter film. The magazine (via WWD) reports that "Harry Potter is going high fashion. Belstaff is designing the wizard costume for Daniel Radcliffe for the next Harry Potter film. Because even fictional caped wizards need to be well dressed."
It is unclear if the clothing is for Half-Blood Prince, possibly for Slughorn's party scene or for use in Deathly Hallows. Belstaff has done costumes for many major motion pictures in the past, including the recent Indiana Jones, Oceans Thirteen, Sweeney Todd, and provided clothes for stylish lead actor Christian Bale in the Batman film series.
As Bellasnape says – relax. Just because it is a couture house, does not mean the clothes will be high fashion. They are just designing costumes. They could be making all of Harry’s clothes as far as we know. It does not necessarily have to be dressy clothes. They are just designing the wardrobe. Get over it.
Well they do stuff like that all the time. I just hope they’re allowed to make the Bellstaff clothes look dirty or ripped :p :p
for me, i don’t think its a big deal at all,its just a costume…its not like there will be a scene were Harry will be going down a catwalk and modeling Belstaff and somebody saying ""here is Harry potter strutting in a belstaff suit or someone asking him “who are you wearing today Harry?”like what celebreties do when they walk on red carpet….
My thoughts exactly bellasnape and sl! It seems that quite a few of you misunderstand the actual meaning of couture. For those who don’t know couture merely means clothing that is made to order exclusively for a certain individual and custom-fitted to the exact measurements of said individual. Yes, couture clothing is very often hand made of high quality fabrics, but that doesn’t mean that its automatically formal attire. Couture can be casual clothing just as commonly as it is formal. Belstaff for instance has a reputation for their outerwear (example: Dan has a leather jacket from them and Kate Moss also has one) so I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the costumes they design for HP includes a couple casual outdoorsy jackets perhaps for the trio or something along those lines as well as any more formal attire they may need. Its not like they are going to have Harry running around in three-piece suits or dressed like James Bond for the entire movie so calm down and lets wait until we get some actual set photos of these costumes before everyone freaks out. Besides as far as appearance screw-ups go surely they can’t get any worse than Narcissa’s skunk hair and no fat no walrus mustache Slughorn at least I hope not. Knock on wood!
@ gaminette, Thanks for the pic, it does look a lot like how they dressed her. Its not so much skunk hair, I can handle that- Its been in movies before= Bride of Frankenstein, even Bellatrix herself had it last movie with the all black and white streak. My point is we all got a leaked picture of Helen McCrory and she was wearing a sleaveless Green dress and Long Blonde hair. Then they changed it. @ Beth, I too hope they have the Polyjuice potion part at Gringotts with HBC. They just have too. That would be soo funny seeing a Bellatrix pretend to be mean, since its really Hermione. I guess with Two movies we should allow our selves to raise the bar of expectations.
just because i high fashion designer is designing the costume, doesnt mean that the costume will LOOK high fashion. because think about it, the stuff people have been wearing in these movies (for example. slughorn: that picture with those GIANT sleeves,) THAT is couture. couture means that it isnt meant for everyday use, at least in the muggleworld. so this isnt a bad thing at all.
Wait, why are people so worked up about this? o.O It’s just a costume…
Dan’s Bellstaff jacket he wears all the time looks great!! on him and
I’m glad they asked Bellstaff and that they will be involved in the film .Thier clothing for men looks amazing and will be wonderful in the film.
Thier designs for the Indiana Jones film were great too.
I’m thinking it will be for DH but we will see.
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No sl, Hermione would not be jealous! Have you even been paying attention?
How funny. As if Harry would think about ‘couture’ when he is thinking about his own death and the end of the wizarding world!
Calm donw all of you naysayers! It’s a costume design by a very reputable house of designers. It’ll all be in keeping with the rest of the Potter world – and why not bring in a new eye for the costume in the last two-parter? Fresh eyes and ideas and all that. Also – the cotume dept in HP is going to be under a lot of pressure to create the clothes for the two parter in the scheduled time of filming – maybe they need the helping had of a company already renowned for their costume designs?
Hey, Harry Potter is rich you know. He’s got piles of galleons stacked up at gringotts, remember? He might as well spend it on a nice outfit.
“Excuse me? When has Harry ever bought anything of high fashion?” Well…let’s see. Hmmm. The Yule Ball, perhaps? Wasn’t he wearing a stunning set of Formal Dress Robes? That’s kinda “high fashion”, when compared with School Robes or Jeans and T-Shirt. “Especially as Hermy is against such slave labour of most fashion labels” I don’t recall any mention of “slave labour” in any of the books. Only when it comes to House Elves, and they are never mentioned as having been used to work in shops. I doubt that Harry or Hermione will be “dressed up” in the scene with the “Locket/horcrux”, as by that time, Hermione has provided change of clothes….
BTW: Merry Christmas, everyone! And a Bright and Happy New Year!