Back when Anne Hathaway was cast as Catwoman in Dark Knight Rises, there was a lot of hemming and hawing over whether or not she’d be able to pull off the beloved comic book role. Inexplicably (to me, at least), people have some harsh opinions about Anne, despite the fact that she seems to be, at worst, a perfectly competent actress and a pleasant, intelligent person in interviews. Even I was worried about Anne’s Dark Knight potential, though – Catwoman is my favorite comic book character of all time, and Anne seemed too nice to achieve the darkness and edge necessary to make her come alive.
When I saw the movie on opening weekend, though, I was pleasantly surprised; Hathaway’s was one of the best performances of the film, and I found her totally believable in the role, much to my own surprise. My affection renewed, now seems like as good a time as ever to take a closer look at Anne’s fashion choices, and in particular, her bags. Join me after the jump for The Many Bags of Anne Hathaway.
Let’s start way back when Anne was still dating that crazy Italian dude who screwed her over and got deported. (If anything, I would think that whole fiasco would make women everywhere sympathetic toward her!) Raffaello was always in a suit, no matter what, and Anne’s own personal style reflected some of that formality during her years with him. What’s better for that look than a Chanel Classic Flap Bag? Nothing.