He first caught our attention as the tender music prodigy Elio in Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name, and then as leather jacket-clad heartbreaker, Kyle, in Greta Gerwig’s debut feature Lady Bird. But it’s his unparalleled red carpet attire that has us captivated at present. We came for his new film The King, but we’re staying for the acid yellow turtleneck and champagne Haider Ackermann.
Chalamet stepped out at London’s premiere of The King in a custom-made look by Virgil Abloh. Reminiscent of his Golden Globes-era bedazzled harness by Louis Vuitton, the main event was the eye-catching midnight blue sequinned hoodie – debunking the myth that men can’t have fun with fashion on the red carpet.
Paint-splattered-overalls-but-make-it-fashion was his aesthetic for the South Korean tour leg. The work of practicing artist Sterling Ruby, who showcased the look as part of his first official runway show in Florence this year, the two-piece caught the eye of both A$AP Rocky and Virgil Abloh, but only Chalamet was valiant enough to take the tie-dye extravaganza from runway to red carpet.
A match made in heaven? Timothée Chalamet wearing Colombian-French designer, Haider Ackermann. Chalamet has been gracing us with this pairing since last awards season, but it was the liquid grey silk suit he wore to the Venice Film Festival that evoked gender fluidity to perfection. The softness and sensuality of the silk layering paired with the tailored structure of a suit made this a clear winner. And we couldn’t look past the effortlessly rolled-up pant cuffs and his signature ruffled hairstyle, a reminder of the elegantly tousled sensibility he embodies so well.
Just when we thought we couldn’t get much higher, Chalamet and Ackermann hit us with an electric blue two-piece for Sydney’s premiere. No one should be able to pull off this monochromatic moment but Chalamet proves us wrong yet again, looking simultaneously effortless and fashion forward, teaming it with black boots and tumbling locks.
It’s a Givenchy suit and neon yellow turtleneck, and it’s impeccable. That is all we have to say.