Clothes on Film examines Ryan Gosling's onscreen wardrobe in his latest film, Drive. The style of the movie—its look, sound and clothing—is rooted in the 1980s. Erin Benach's costume design puts the leading man in a white satin bomber jacket, tailored by Richard Lim in LA and trim dark denim. And while the author has a few beefs with the filmmakers, he does agree with Gosling's assessment that Drive is essentially a superhero movie.
His white satin jacket is a beacon of flashiness, its scorpion-motif as distinctive as the spiders and bats that adorn certain other superheroes' uniforms, but it's also such a snug fit that it resembles a cocoon around Gosling's slim frame that distances him from his peers.