The whole movies oozed the avant gard and pure excess which was the 80s. 9 1/2 Weeks was completely stylized with 80s over-the-top flashiness and reminded me of another movie that I hold so dear to my heart- American Psycho, because of the hot, sexually charged, handsome 80's Wall Street yuppie main male character. And who says I don't have a type?
As for the fashion, Kim Basinger's character Elizabeth, wore the quintessential hot 80s babe outfits. Structured little black dresses, tailored men's wear inspired suits-shoulder pads and all, lots of lingerie and the super oversize linen/ cotton pieces that were so popular in the 80's and unfortunately I see remnants of it all the time on girls at the Cooper Bldg.
But as for Mickey's character John, he has the sexy I-can't-wait-to-take-your-clothes-off look down! For some reason, I don't remember 80's fashion being so bad for men. I mean suits where big and very military inspired, and the color palatte often a mix of greys, black, and white.
So here is what I would dress John in if I were to get my little hands on him!
Hugo Boss 3/4 length Men's coat. Because if you are young and hot working on Wall St. in the 80's- you must wear Hugo Boss.
Brooks Brothers wool V-neck Sweater. An easy piece to look cool in and throw on once you actually get out of the bedroom.
American Apparel Military Surplus Tee. This extra heavy heather grey crew neck goes so well under your Pea Coat while you are romancing on the streets on NY.
Ralph Lauren Purple Label Pleated Wool pants. These pants have a looser fit that would make it easier for John to, ummm, move around in. And for Elizabeth to get into! (Please see bar scene in the movie!)
Kiehls Malleable Molding Paste - for the perfect 80's coiffure.
And of course a Dior Silk Scarf. Because you never know when you may want to blind fold your special someone.
And as if I didn't have another reason to totally geek out over this movie, my darling Bryan Ferry's classic, Slave to Love, is featured in one of the most romantic parts of the movie. Ooo Mr. Ferry!