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This Is Why Antonio Banderas Is Going to Fashion School

Antonio Banderas

The actor is currently enrolled at Central Saint Martins.

Antonio Banderas surprised us last month when he announced on Twitter that he was currently enrolled in Central Saint Martins, the famed art and design school that counts Phoebe Philo, Alexander McQueen and John Galliano as alumni. Ever since then, he's definitely had us wondering why he's taken an interested in fashion design. And now we've gotten our answer: He wants to design menswear — more specifically, he wants to focus on capes.

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"There is one garment that I love that was lost in menswear a long time ago, and I would like to experiment with it: the cape," Banderas told 1Granary, the student-run magazine at Central Saint Martins. "Capes in the winter, in places like this… I think they have incredible possibilities. They’re very comfortable."

He continued: "You can experiment with colours, textures, you can do a number of things. And it is in a way so logical, coming from Zorro!" (For those unfamiliar, Banderas starred in 1998's The Mask of Zorro and 2005's The Legend of Zorro.) 

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And if you think there aren't any guys who'd dig these sleeveless coats, think again.

"In Spain there are still places where there are clubs of people who love to wear capes. The shape has almost the same shape as the capote for bullfighting, in beautiful pink silk, with yellow or blue in the back," said Banderas. "For me, it’s actually easier than a coat, you walk into a place and you just BOOM! throw it off." Coming from a man who fought in a cape with a sword, we'll take it.

 

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