Cast of Don Jon in a scene at church. Image via: Aceshowbiz.com
has a lot going for it as a movie. Mainly, it has two very notable leads and it's the writing and directing debut of almost universally loved
Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The movie had me at JGL. I went to see it last weekend, and there were many good things about it. It's an interesting parody on a certain type of person, socioeconomically, geographically and stereotypically, but it's also a commentary on the different perceptions people have of sex and love through the media. This all ended up being accurate, but nobody told me the costumes were going to be so good. I was so impressed by how costume designer Leah Katznelson
portrayed a realistic wardrobe for this Italian-American, New Jersey based family and didn't cross the fine line of parody costuming, which would have been extremely easy to do (think every Jersey Shore Halloween costume you've ever seen). She outfitted the actors honestly and parallel to the story without distracting from the action onscreen.
There's not too much else to say besides the presence of vests, bandage dresses and wife beaters was rampant and so, so right. Let's take a look:
In one of the first scenes, we find JGL in a sleeveless shirt and unbuttoned vest. He spots a red bandage-dressed ScarJo. Sparks fly. Image via: aceshowbiz.com
Here we have Scarlett Johansson's character and her movie friends. Three bandage dresses, all of different types. The girl on the left's is more corset-inspired while the girl in the middle tried to make it interesting with stripes and of course ScarJo went with a VC and leopard print. Image via: clclt.com
Here JGL's character is keeping it relatively classy. Still can't get rid of the shallow V, which is really okay, and everything else is subdued and pretty "regular guy." Except his hair. That hair. Image via: i2.cdnds.net
Another club scene, another sleeveless shirt. This time with a v-neck and sweet shoulder graphic. Check out the girls, too. A bodycon dress with cutouts and booty shorts with an animal print tank. Image via: blackfilm.com
Here they've been dating for a while and JGL's character is still going with the sleeveless v-necks. This might have been one of the crowning costume moments for Scarlett's character with the full, pink, velour jumpsuit as loungewear. Well done. Image via: Washingtoncitypaper.com
Here is a scene where JGL's character goes to his parents' house every week after church for lunch. I'm guessing him and his father remove their nice shirts for comfort reasons and also because they always seem to eat pasta with red sauce at these meals so any spills would go on their undershirts. Either way, the wife beaters and chains are perfect. Image via: Popsugar.com
I couldn't find a picture, but another of my favorite outfits of JGL's character was a church-going outfit where he wears a cobalt blue button down. It's pretty eye-searing and so right for his character's standards of "Sunday best."