For those of you who don't think Timothée Chalamet is hot - with his floppy brunette hair, crooked smile, and tiny frame - it no longer matters, because Cartier does. And the historic fine jewellery brand has just dubbed the Oscar-nominated actor a friend of the House after a visually memorable evening on the 78th Venice Film Festival red carpet for the premiere of his new film Dune.
The announcement came as Chalamet stepped onto the red carpet clad in a bedazzled Haider Ackerman two piece with stacked vintage Cartier rings and a vintage Cartier brooch to finish the look, and dare I say it was one of his best to date. Every time Chalamet steps a mid-heeled boot onto the carpet, it's as though he just knows we're eating it up, and he has no motive to hide it. We thank him for this.
“We are delighted to continue our longstanding relationship with Timothée by having him officially join the Maison as a Friend of the House,” said Arnaud Carrez, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Cartier International in a press release. “As a man of passion, independence, open-mindedness and creativity, Timothée’s bold approach to life – conveyed through his professional choices and his free-spirited style – is intrinsically aligned with Cartier’s core values.”
As one of the key sponsors for Venice International Film Festival, the choice seems like a natural progression for the actor's relationship with the brand, after frequently wearing Cartier pieces to previous red carpet events, where he has earned countless accolades and nominations within his relatively short career after his Oscar-nominated break out role in Call Me By Your Name.
Since then, aside from being the internet's favourite tender boy to simp over with no end in sight, the actor will appear this year alone in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch and Adam McKay's Don’t Look Up. He recently wrapped his second film with director Luca Guadagnino, Bones and All, and will next begin production on Wonka, directed by Paul King. He is also attached to play Bob Dylan in Going Electric directed by James Mangold, so it's safe to say that you may as well board the Chalamet train now since we'll be seeing a lot more of him on screen, and on the carpet in Cartier, for practically years to come!