In the film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 novel, American Psycho, Patrick Bateman is the ultimate well-dressed and blatantly narcissistic psychopath. From the outside—Valentino suits, Oliver Peoples glasses, chiseled physique and radiant skin—Bateman is the pinnacle of 1980s Wall Street excess. He cares for his appearance with a sense of compulsion from an extensive morning routine to his eerily clean all-white apartment. He is competitive, calculated and finds no shame in expressing his imagined superiority. In retrospect, and despite his serial-killing tendencies, Bateman’s persona and attire aren’t too far off from today's pseudo-enlightened entrepreneurial creative which is perhaps why this iconic film still resonates with viewers and serves as a facet of popular culture nearly twenty years later.

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