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Friday 9 October 2015

Hemsworth’s ‘animalistic’ film wardrobe

Published 27/08/2013

Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth

Frida Giannini has revealed the secrets behind Chris Hemsworth's outfits in Rush.

The Australian actor portrays the late British racing driver James Hunt in the biopic.

James was known for his rock star status and way with women, which Gucci's creative director Frida Giannini wanted to reflect with the archive pieces she dressed Chris in.

“The '70s has always been a decade that has inspired me greatly, so it was extremely exciting to be asked by Ron Howard [director] to help design wardrobes for Rush,” she explained to WWD.

“It is hard to think of a more glamorous profession than being a racing driver in the '70s. James Hunt’s style is full of animal sensuality, perfectly brought out by Hemsworth in the period-evoking outfits.”

Glamorous actress Olivia Wilde slipped into sexy outfits to portray James' first wife, Suzy Miller.

"[Her style] is the essence of Gucci as it captures the mixture of sexy allure and innocent naturalness that defined the style of the time," Frida continued.

Rush reveals the story behind James' rivalry with Austrian driver Niki Lauda.

Massimiliano Giornetti, Salvatore Ferragamo's creative director, pulled together the looks for German actor Daniel Brühl, who plays Niki.

“I created Niki Lauda’s character’s wardrobe for the film with his most distinctive traits in mind, an extremely determined sportsman, obsessed with perfection, never leaving anything to chance, whether it be a strategic move or a stylistic detail,” Massimiliano said.

“To reflect his strong and unyielding character, I chose exclusive fabrics, clean cuts and sharp forms for his clothes: from impeccably tailored fitted Prince of Wales jackets to short suede jackets with leather trim combined with denim. A stylish and subtly refined allure, that is also the epitome of pure intrinsic elegance. All of which is imbued with the unmistakable fashion sense of 70s, which remains a source of highly modern inspiration.”

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