Entourage’s Ari Gold Dresses to Impress

From left, Adrian Grenier, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Connolly, Jeremy Piven and Kevin Dillon in a scene from "Entourage," which hit theaters June 3.  (Claudette Barius / Warner Bros.)

From left, Adrian Grenier, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Connolly, Jeremy Piven and Kevin Dillon in a scene from “Entourage,” which hit theaters June 3. (Claudette Barius / Warner Bros.)

Like I told you fifteen years ago – the next level is coming.” ~ Ari Gold, from the movie “Entourage

The next level did come to Ari Gold, Jeremy Piven’s masterfully-played character in the film version of  the HBO Series “Entourage.” In the recently-released film Ari has moved from agent to studio head and his wardrobe follows suit, so-to-speak. Costume designer Olivia Miles, who designed seasons seven and eight of the HBO series, dresses Ari Gold and ‘the guys’ in the film and has the responsibility of telling their stories with their wardrobes (in contrast to Ari, ‘the guys’ spend most of the film in t-shirts and more relaxed garb). Although Ari Gold wore suits during the television series, Ms. Miles gives him a fashion boost in his new role as studio head. His look is composed primarily of three-piece suits – many with double-breasted vests. Throughout the film he wears Italian designer Domenico Vacca suits exclusively, enhancing the aura of Ari Gold’s character. Says reporter Adam Tschorn of The Los Angeles Times: “The extra fabric from that look, as well as the occasional full-on double-breasted suit, creates an impression of impenetrable luxury armor that allows Piven’s character to unravel on the inside while still looking buttoned-up and in control on the outside.” Tschorn asks the question if this look will eventually reach the everyday person and influence the mass market. One can wonder …

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