American Psycho: The Musical | Discover the Play’s Winning Style

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Published April 28, 2016

Benjamin Walker as Patrick Bateman for American Psycho: The Musical.Pin
Benjamin Walker as Patrick Bateman for American Psycho: The Musical.

One of Broadway’s most buzzed about productions, American Psycho: The Musical has struck our sartorial fancy. The adaptation tackles author’s Bret East Ellis’ 1991 novel, which follows the story of Patrick Bateman. American actor Benjamin Walker steps into the role of the suave serial killer and Manhattan business man. Dressing the part of the superficial perfectionist, Bateman’s wardrobe channels tailored 1980s style.

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Benjamin Walker dons a sharp pinstripe suit as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho: The Musical.Pin
Benjamin Walker dons a sharp pinstripe suit as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho: The Musical.

The musical’s costume designer Katrina Lindsay looks to a mix of vintage pieces and a curated selection from luxury retailer Mr Porter for the play. Talking to WWD in a recent interview, Lindsay discussed American Psycho: The Musical’s look, explaining, “Bateman and his social circle, at work and play, are obsessed with the surface value and status of everything around them. It is an obsession which highlights the void that enables Bateman to kill and enhances the dark humor within the piece.”

Benjamin Walker dons a sharp tuxedo as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho: The Musical.Pin
Benjamin Walker dons a sharp tuxedo as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho: The Musical.

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The costume designer continues, “To create a real sense of this and the period it felt important to be able to place within the costume world key pieces that are true to everything Bateman is focused on.”

Colorful swimwear and cool sunglasses are on full display for a scene from American Psycho: The Musical.Pin
Colorful swimwear and cool sunglasses are on full display for a scene from American Psycho: The Musical.
Benjamin Walker suits up in navy for a dance number as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho: The Musical.Pin
Benjamin Walker suits up in navy for a dance number as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho: The Musical.
Benjamin Walker as Patrick Bateman and Holly James as Christine in American Psycho: The Musical.Pin
Benjamin Walker as Patrick Bateman and Holly James as Christine in American Psycho: The Musical.
Portraying Patrick Bateman in American Psycho: The Musical, Benjamin Walker strips down to his underwear.Pin
Portraying Patrick Bateman in American Psycho: The Musical, Benjamin Walker strips down to his underwear.
Benjamin Walker as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho: The Musical.Pin
Benjamin Walker as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho: The Musical.
Patrick Bateman (Benjamin Walker) takes to the office in a dashing pinstripe suit, accented with a red tie and socks for American Psycho: The Musical.Pin
Patrick Bateman (Benjamin Walker) takes to the office in a dashing pinstripe suit, accented with a red tie and socks for American Psycho: The Musical.

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Shop Fashions from American Psycho: The Musical at Mr Porter

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John Smedley Red Socks
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Tom Ford Blue Slim-Fit Striped Shirt
Bowers & Wilkins Foldable Red HeadphonesPin
Bowers & Wilkins Foldable Red Headphones
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Kingsman Navy Slim-Fit Suit

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