Gucci has collaborated with costume designer Denise Cronenberg to create the sleek and elegant silhouette for actor Robert Pattinson in the new contemporary thriller, “Cosmopolis”. The film, directed by David Cronenberg and produced by Paulo Branco and Martin Katz, will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 25th and will be released in theaters later this year.
In the film, Pattinson’s character is dressed in one of Gucci’s signature silhouettes - a black two button notch lapel Signoria. The impeccably tailored suit is paired with a fitted white cotton shirt, slim black silk tie, leather belt with silver buckle detail and black leather lace up dress shoes. “We are so pleased to work with Robert on ‘Cosmopolis’ and to create an effortless and classic style for his character,” said Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini.
Pattinson plays a young billionaire asset manager, Eric Packer, on a twenty-four hour odyssey across Manhattan. Despite traffic jams and a looming financial disaster, Packer (Pattinson) risks travelling cross-town in his stretch limousine for a haircut. During delays including a presidential motorcade, a celebrity funeral, and political protests, Eric receives visitors, both for business and pleasure, in his opulent, high-tech automobile. As the encounters and the economic crisis intensify, Packer cynically gambles with his clients’ fortunes and his own.
Toronto based Cronenberg is known for costume design work in films including Crash, The Incredible Hunk and A Dangerous Method. Gucci was pleased to collaborate with Cronenberg for this film. "The concept I had in mind for Rob's character was decided as I read the script. It would require an elegant, expensive suit, white shirt and slim tie. Rob wore the collection head to toe - I could not have accomplished this look without the help of Gucci,” said Cronenberg.