Timothée Chalamet’s red carpet style is a masterclass on masculinity in 2018
No stylist? No problem
Unwitting Instagram meme and Gen Z heartthrob Timothée Chalamet has been plugging away at his career for close to a decade. But it was only last year all that hard work began to bear some (very high-profile) fruit. In 2017, the actor appeared in four heavyweight films, two of them widely considered among the year's best: Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird and Luca Guadagnino's Call Me By Your Name.
The latter flick — adapted from Andre Aciman's coming-of-age novel — earned Chalamet an Oscar nod for Best Actor and made him one of the youngest nominees in the award show's history. According to both director and star, a sequel is already in the works. 2018 saw Chalamet take on the role of a teenaged drug addict in the drama Beautiful Boy, co-starring alongside Steve Carell; the film's subject matter and call sheet have guaranteed it early Oscar buzz. However, it's Chalamet's taste in fashion that seems to be attracting the most notice in the press.
Reportedly working without a stylist, the star displays a natural flair for the bold and unconventional. While most actors carefully toe the line (likely terrified of having their manhood called into question by adventurous style choices) Chalamet does pretty much whatever he wants. Most noteworthily, he's worked Haider Ackermann's lean and velvety designs almost as well as Tilda Swinton, and made not one, but two tricky floral suits by Alexander McQueen his bitch. Hell, he even managed to get away — sort of — with a Lloyd Christmas bowl cut. (Nevertheless, we'll spare you the images.)
We get that Chalamet's dress sense may not be for everyone, de gustibus non est disputandum and all that... But I mean, c'mon. What's not to love?