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HOT STUFF: Belstaff has tacked another blockbuster movie to the list of films that have used its tough chic jackets: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
After blanketing the sets of “The Aviator,” “Ocean’s Twelve,” “Penelope,” “The Departed” and “Blood Diamond,” among others, Belstaff vice president Michele Malenotti hooked up with costume designer Jaqueline West to outfit Brad Pitt in the film nominated for 13 Oscars, including the one for best costumes.
West tapped into Belstaff’s 85 years of history and found three iconic styles that were slightly tweaked for the set.
Throughout the different phases of his unusual life as Button, Pitt dons a mud brown bomber, a shearling coat and a distressed belted safari style the actor sports while saddled to a cherry red Indian motorcycle. But the lights and action aren’t winding down at Belstaff, whose jackets will also appear in the latest “Harry Potter” movie due out in mid-July, in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” and in the new “Terminator,” both scheduled for the Cannes Film Festival.