Nieuws: Costume Designer Luca Mosco over de kleding in John Wick: Chapter 2
John Wick: Chapter 2 is een prachtige actie volle film, maar blinkt uit in hoe alles prachtig in beeld wordt gebracht en de stijlvolle kleding die de karakters dragen. Daar is Luca Mosco verantwoordelijk voor en deze had een zeer interessant interview met de website DailyDot en daar van kan je hier onder alvast een stukje lezen.
John Wick’s suits are really plain and minimalist, yet distinctive in the context of the film. Can you tell me about the design process for Keanu Reeves’ costumes?
We should start with saying that with the elegant and regal posture of Keanu Reeves, shaping a beautifully tailored suit on him is an easy task. We wanted a clean line, we wanted it close to the body and we obviously had to give it functionality. He needed a lot of movement in order to perform all these stunts.
It was about the choice of color first, which is a colorless choice. John Wick’s costumes can basically been seen in a color film or in a black and white film. And we spent countless fittings trying to perfect those shoulders and the proportion of the pants, slimming them by millimeters at a time.
In John Wick 2, we enhanced these regal aspects of Keanu Reeves, we increased the proportion of the collars in the shirts, almost like a Napoleonic reference, so that the face is framed and the posture is almost forced to be more elevated and more erect.
Could you tell me about your little cameo as the tailor character?
That was the highlight of the movie, at least for myself! It was unexpected. I knew the director well from having done an entire movie with him, and when he came to me and told me that I have been cast to be the tailor, my first reaction was of being a little reluctant: “Goodness, am I going to be able to do this?”
I learned my lines, I practiced them with Keanu, and there you go! It was a very intimidating experience, but very beautiful nonetheless. Thanks to the suit that I make him in real life, and in fiction both, I keep him alive. Because of that incredible new high technology lining that I give a demonstration of, he can take all the bullets that rain on him without killing him!
So yeah, it was an incredible experience and now I just want to do more. This is what I’m doing now, I’ve been acting. I have been in a Tennessee Williams play here in New York, and I’m looking for more. I have been studying drama for a year, since we wrapped the movie. I have the bug!