A few quotes from RISES
's costume designer Lindy Hemming on the threads of Bane, Batman, and Bruce Wayne (via GQ MAGAZINE
* "Bane was meant to look like a cross between a dictator and a revolutionary, I designed the coat myself -- it took a year. We took inspiration from a Swedish army jacket and a French Revolution frock coat and amalgamated the two. It was a pain to have made, because in LA shearling is not their sort of thing: there weren't the tailors who could work with the fabric."
* "[Bruce Wayne] (as played by Christian Bale) was in Armani in the last film and I used Armani again for character reasons. Bruce Wayne is himself playing a part: that of a wealthy man who owns an enormous company and so a luxury brand like Armani seemed the right choice."
* "There's very few changes [to Batman's suit]. The only modifications are to do with the story. But I can't tell you what they are!"
(Thanks to "Dave W." for the heads up!)
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES -- starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard -- hits theaters on JULY 20, 2012!