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Nov 22 2013 3:00pm

Sci-Fi Actors Wearing Steampunk Clothes Designed by Prada

Prada menswear line Gary Oldman Jamie Bell Garrett Hedlund Willem Defoe

In the summer of 2012, high-end fashion line Prada unveiled photos and video of actors Willem “Green Goblin” Dafoe, Gary “Commissioner Sirius Black” Oldman, Garrett “Sam Flynn” Hedlund, and Jamie “TinTin Billy Elliot” Bell wearing their heavily steampunk-influenced fall/winter menswear line. This is a real sentence we just typed describing a real thing.

Prada describes the photo campaign by David Sims as “a subtle parody of power and role-play” and goes on to describe the steampunk-clothed actors as players in a game where every precise movement and mannerism is studied.

Click below for more photos of the actors modeling the line, along with a behind the scenes video of the photo shoot. Willem Dafoe is serving up some high-powered glower, so anyone with a heart condition should probably step back.

Prada menswear line Gary Oldman Jamie Bell

Prada menswear line Garrett Hedlund Willem Defoe

Prada menswear line Gary Oldman Jamie Bell Garrett Hedlund Willem Defoe

Prada menswear line Garrett Hedlund Willem Defoe

Prada menswear line Gary Oldman Jamie Bell

Prada menswear line Garrett Hedlund Willem Defoe

Prada menswear line Gary Oldman Jamie Bell Garrett Hedlund Willem Defoe

Prada menswear line Garrett Hedlund Willem Defoe

Prada menswear line Gary Oldman Jamie Bell

You can see more photos from the shoot at Prada’s site. Check out the behind-the-scenes video below for more of the actors hanging about in their steampunk duds. Somehow, watching Willem Dafoe psych himself up for his evil glare is even scarier than his actual glare...

Seriously, Willem Dafoe is probably the last thing we’re going to see before we die.

 

This post originally ran on June 25th, 2012


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13 comments
Patti Taylor
2. sapience14
I was very disappointed they didn't have an equivalent female line.
Steven Halter
3. stevenhalter
I would like having some of these very much, but I think it is a one off sort of thing, right? Even if it wasn't, it is Prada and therefore probably wildly expensive.
Brian Haughwout
4. bhaughwout
Steampunk? They don't LOOK steam-powered to me...and I don't think a "dry-clean only" tag counts! ;)
Heim Kirin Grewal
5. kei_rin
I'm with sapience14. I would have enjoyed seeing a corresponding female line. Though I do like seeing how they've added just a hint of steampunk to the current line.
mirana
6. mirana
Dear Jesus, you guys weren't kidding about Defoe. I think I'm having a heart attack.

The suits are stellar. Not steampunk so much as neo-victorian, but really, really nice.
Jeff Youngstrom
7. jeffy
I'm not a huge fan of steampunk or fashion, but were someone to fill my closet with these clothes I would so wear them.
mirana
8. naupathia
This... makes me wish I were a man. The clothes look amazing.
Sandy Brewer
9. ShaggyBella
Very cool. I hope it catches on. Dress for the job you want, right?
Jenny Thrash
10. Sihaya
re #8: You could think of it as a throwback version of "Le Smoking" and get that look if you want it.
mirana
11. Stefan Jones
Dang.

I'd . . . I . . . I like these, almost all of them, but I'm not sure what I'd do with them.

I don't have a job where I have to dress in a suit. I don't go to swank occasions of any sort. I don't cosplay; when I do (did) go to conventions I dressed in my normal street clothes.

So this would be sadly wasted on me.

Maybe if I got a personality transplant.
mirana
12. Jesssquared1
What awesome outfits!

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mirana
13. Russcarswell
Awesome outifts !! but i was disappointed they didn't have any women stuff.

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