If there's one thing Christian Grey is good at, aside from the obvious reasons, like overseeing a multi-million dollar company and making us all swoon, it's that the man can wear suit well. Really well. And we owe it all to the Fifty Shades of Grey costume designer Mark Bridges (and Jamie Dornan's physique, of course) for bringing that vision to the big screen.
Bridges took it upon himself to design all the suits, having them tailored to Dornan's measurements. "Christian is a millionaire," Bridges explains to InStyle on the decision to custom-make Dornan's costumes, "and someone like him would have a personal tailor." Crafted from light Italian wool, each suit boasts a modern body-conscious (read: sexy) silhouette with a slim cut that "hopefully, women will find attractive and men will want to emulate." But other than making Dornan look incredibly dashing, the suits actually play a much bigger, albeit subtle, role.
"The goal was to outwardly give examples of how [Christian] is changing, softening, and becoming a 'real' person," Bridges says. "I don't think it's terribly obvious, but hopefully it's there and you feel it. It's an exterior shell to what's going on emotionally."
How does he do that exactly? With color.
His Gray Suits
His Navy Suit
His Brown Suit
His Distressed Jeans (okay, not a suit, but an important look nonetheless)