“Entourage” Movie Costume Designer Talks Luxury Shoes On Set

The boys are back in town. Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven), who’s now a studio head, are hitting the movie-star scene with the rest of the cast. That’s right — Turtle (Jerry Ferrara), Drama (Kevin Dillon) and Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui) are all ready to party.

“I wanted to stay true to the characters but make it a little more appropriate for the big screen, paying attention to colors and palettes,” said the movie’s costume designer, Olivia Miles. “The beginning of the film is set on a yacht in Ibiza, Spain, and then we’re back in Los Angeles.” Here, Miles tells Spy what it takes to dress such a star-studded cast.

How did you update the looks for the group’s return?

“‘Entourage’ is always a fantasy world — Hollywood, but dialed up. Each of the guys has his own unique fashion sense. [But] time has passed, and things have changed. Turtle, for example, is making really great money, and he’s not wearing [just] athletic gear anymore. Ari gets all of his suits made by a tailor. So things are just a little more dialed up.”

What are some of the key brands you tapped for the film?

“I used Gucci on Ari, and I like using John Varvatos on Adrian. Turtle is in Air Jordans. Sneakerheads will enjoy seeing what he has on his feet. I also included Gucci, Louboutin, Giuseppe Zanotti, Fiorentini & Baker, McQueen for Puma and Frye [on the cast].”

What labels were important for the women?

“For Emmanuelle and Emily Ratajkowski and Perrey Reeves, we used luxury brands, from Christian Louboutin to Gucci to Manolo Blahnik. I pretty much did an around-the-world for luxury footwear labels. There are some less expensive brands that I like, such as Pour La Victoire. They have a classy silhouette, and they don’t break my bank.”

Any fun stories from the set?

“There is a movie within a movie that Vince directs, called ‘Hide,’ and it’s really awesome, with underground street wear — very different than the regular film. I looked up inspirations [for the fashions], and it’s a little ‘Mad Max.’ The footwear is utilitarian, with combat boots, dark sneakers and Dr. Martens. It was pretty bold.”

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