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Patrick Bateman’s Tuxedo

Christian Bale and Cara Seymour as Patrick Bateman and Christie, respectively, in American Psycho (2000).

Christian Bale and Cara Seymour as Patrick Bateman and Christie, respectively, in American Psycho (2000).

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Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman, shallow investment banker and possible serial killer

New York City, Spring 1988

Film: American Psycho
Release Date: April 14, 2000
Director: Mary Harron
Costume Designer: Isis Mussenden

Background

Halloween approaching is a fine time to address a monster in human form like Patrick Bateman who may have been a sharp dresser (for the ’80s) but was undoubtedly a terrible human being (in any era!)

You can tell Bateman is trying his best to be seen as a classy host; he plays Phil Collins, after all! Of course, Bateman is hindered by the fact that no classy evening should ever include the words “don’t just stare at it, eat it!” Continue reading

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Patrick Bateman’s Gray Suit in American Psycho

Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (2000).

Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (2000).

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Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman, bored investment banker and possible serial killer

New York City, Spring 1988

Film: American Psycho
Release Date: April 14, 2000
Director: Mary Harron
Costume Designer: Isis Mussenden

Background

Perceived as nothing more than a bland Wall Street banker by his friends at the start of the film, Patrick Bateman’s “mask of sanity” begins slipping away as some begin to see that there’s something darker beneath the surface.

Even his friends, never directly privy to his violent secret life, show strands of doubt after an ill-humored joke at the expense of real life serial killer’s Ed Gein’s multiple victims. Bateman tries to maintain his surface as a fashionable, successful businessman, but those not enraptured in the yuppie universe of 1987 Manhattan – notably detective Donald Kimball and poor prostitute Christie – see through the designer brands. Continue reading

Patrick Bateman’s Charcoal Pinstripe Double-Breasted Suit

Christian Bale as Huey Lewis fan Patrick Bateman in American Psycho.

Christian Bale as Huey Lewis fan Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (2000).

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Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman, bored investment banker and possible serial killer

New York City, December 1987

Film: American Psycho
Release Date: April 14, 2000
Director: Mary Harron
Costume Designer: Isis Mussenden

Background

“Aw man, I loved this blog until you called a serial killer a BAMF!”

Sorry, guys, but…

a) It’s Halloween.
2) There’s no denying that Bateman’s style was as classy as the late ’80s could get.
c) Some people think his killings were all just in his mind anyway. (They weren’t, but still…) Continue reading