Best dressed list, vampire style
Pimpernel almost choked on his breakfast kippers the other morning (probably looking very similar to Tom Cruise above) to read that the character Edward Cullen from Twilight has been voted the “favourite movie vampire”. More than 3,000 people took advertising firm Pearl & Dean’s poll, and 38% of movie-goers chose actor Robert Pattinson’s portrayal of the angst-ridden teen vamp.
Personally Pimpernel prefers his vampires much more epic, and much better dressed. With their centuries of experience and exquisite taste – no pun intended- don’t vampires generally tend to be the among the more sartorially elegant supernatural creatures?
As Halloween approaches, Pimpernel ponders his three picks for the position of best dressed vampire (in no particular order:
1. Viktor from the Underworld series of films, portrayed by Bill Nighy.
Dressed up or even more up, vampire elder Viktor has a penchant for bullion emboidery and all manner of embellishment. Even his armour is covered with intricate details. (Check out images of the coat he wears in Underworld: Evolution here in the private Blatanikov collection)
2. Dracula from Dracula, portrayed by Gary Oldman
Simply impeccably put together. Sigh. Pimpernel wishes he could carry off blue sunglasses so well.
3. Lestat from Interview with the Vampire, portrayed by Tom Cruise
Although his outfits generally change in keeping with the passing of time from Georgian through Regency to Victorian, Lestat seems to feel most comfortable in his lavish outfits from the 1790s. (And why not indeed.)
Happy Halloween- Pimpernel hopes it’s a stylish one 🙂
Images from Imdb and our own screenshots