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Dan Radcliffe's Harry Potter Character to Wear Belstaff Couture

Posted by: sue
December 23, 2008, 12:04 PM

New York Magazine is reporting today actor Dan Radcliffe will be sporting some nice attire in his role of Harry Potter in an upcoming Potter film. The magazine (via WWD) reports that "Harry Potter is going high fashion. Belstaff is designing the wizard costume for Daniel Radcliffe for the next Harry Potter film. Because even fictional caped wizards need to be well dressed."

It is unclear if the clothing is for Half-Blood Prince, possibly for Slughorn's party scene or for use in Deathly Hallows. Belstaff has done costumes for many major motion pictures in the past, including the recent Indiana Jones, Oceans Thirteen, Sweeney Todd, and provided clothes for stylish lead actor Christian Bale in the Batman film series.

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I can’t wait to see Dan as Harry all decked out!!!!

Posted by EruditeWitch on December 23, 2008, 12:09 PM report to moderator

Ohhh, Hermione (and Emma) is going to be jealous! : )

Posted by sl on December 23, 2008, 12:14 PM report to moderator


Posted by Carla on December 23, 2008, 12:18 PM report to moderator

Dan already wears Belstaff. The leather jacket he’s been wearing in New York is Belstaff

Posted by jain on December 23, 2008, 12:27 PM report to moderator

Something about this really bothers me! Decking out Dan Radcliffe is one thing, but Harry Potter? Come on! They can’t be seriously considering this. This smacks of blatant commercialism! Harry is no fashion plate in the books! But then,(sigh), why should I be surprised; rampant greed seems as pervasive as ever! But this just doesn’t feel right to me.

Posted by SproutMdme on December 23, 2008, 12:46 PM report to moderator

Voldemort now Harry, boy the wizards love high fashion!

Posted by 10thWeasley on December 23, 2008, 12:56 PM report to moderator
Random Person

Maybe in the DH movie it would be for the wedding scene?

Posted by Random Person on December 23, 2008, 01:01 PM report to moderator

My guess is that it’s for the DH wedding scene. I don’t think it’s really a big deal — Belstaff is just designing a costume, I don’t think they’re turning Harry into a fashionista.

Posted by Ali on December 23, 2008, 01:08 PM report to moderator

yes yes yes.they want attention teenages girls because girls now twilight fan.
if final movie will not best actor(dan),support actor(alan rickman),cinematography and art direction ,we never forgive david heyman and steven kloves.
we trust daniel radcliffe and alan rickman will be perfect job but we cant trust kloves write strong parts for harry and snape.

Posted by regina on December 23, 2008, 01:15 PM report to moderator
Sir Pritam the Great of England

It could also possibly be for Dumbledore’s funeral

I mean, I doubt Harry’s is just gonna wear some random shirt for the funeral of his mentor

Posted by Sir Pritam the Great of England on December 23, 2008, 01:23 PM report to moderator

Harry’s got, money. Remember that big pile in movie one? Let him indulge.

Posted by Krystle on December 23, 2008, 01:51 PM report to moderator

There are several scenes in the book where Harry has to be well dressed, some of you just mentioned some of them for example, so those other of you who want to try to use canon to bash this are hopeless. ;)
I think this is quite cool, the clothes they designed for Sweeney Tood are great, so if they do the same good job for HP, that will be great. :)

Posted by Chase on December 23, 2008, 01:51 PM report to moderator
Tom M

Excuse me? When has Harry ever bought anything of high fashion? When has Hermione? I mean can anyone see them walking into a fashion shop and spending hundreds? Especially as Hermy is against such slave labour of most fashion labels.

Posted by Tom M on December 23, 2008, 02:18 PM report to moderator
The Lady Radcliffe

Well, seeing as how Dumbledore’s funeral AND the wedding scene in DH are being left out of the films, I’m putting my money on Slughorn’s party. That way Ginny can drool – squee!

Posted by The Lady Radcliffe on December 23, 2008, 02:22 PM report to moderator

Not sure how they are going to pull off the Harry/Hermione LocketCrux scene, maybe they are both dressed up in it as part of taunting Ron’s poorness?

Posted by Geekboy_Matt on December 23, 2008, 02:25 PM report to moderator
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