What movie epitomizes subdued glamour more than American Gigolo? The film isn’t just beautiful, though it is that. It is truly stylish, poised between perfectionism and effortlessness. Yes it’s dated (you may want to do yourself a favor and google Richard Gere’s exercise scene) but only because nothing seems quite so glamorous anymore.
As with the original collection, we envisioned the American Gigolo diorama house as a palace of excess. If something wasn’t silver, it should be gold. If it wasn’t velvet, it would be fur. Enormous paintings in gilt frames of bored people on the walls - rugs on the wall too - and a glass bottomed conservatory patio. The only thing we left out was the exercise equipment.
Photography: Jonathan Hökklo