Unlocking The Secrets Of Timothée Chalamet's Perfect Style


Apparently, he does it all without a stylist?!

There was a moment, while watching the Golden Globes red carpet fashion this year, when I actually gasped out loud in my living room. It wasn't when Lady Gaga walked out in a lavender gown with an endless train, paying homage to Judy Garland in the 1954 version of A Star Is Born. (Though, that was very good.) Nor was it when Pose's Indya Moore made her Golden Globes debut in a warrior-inspired Louis Vuitton mini and struck some serious poses. (This was also good—very, very good.) It wasn't even when the Fiji girl photobombed unsuspecting celebrities.

In fact, my gasp did not come courtesy of a gorgeous gown at all. It came instead thanks to It Boy Timothée Chalamet... and his harness. While Chalamet claims not to have known that the accessory, typically associated with the BDSM and leather scenes, was a harness—"I thought it was a bib, they told me it was a bib!" he now-famously proclaimed on The Ellen Show—that's really beside the point. Because, in my eyes, in that moment, Chalamet achieved peak fashion—or what I thought was Chalamet peak fashion; turns out, more daring looks were yet to come—and I was obsessed.

I am not proud to say this, but, after seeing that harness, I spent the next 30 minutes going down an internet rabbit hole, looking up his every look, searching for clues that would unlock the secret to Chalamet's style. Was this a spark of fashion genius? I wondered, or has Chalamet been preparing us for this all along?

Maybe this turn of events is not surprising if you'd already been paying attention to the actor's impeccable fashion taste, but, if you were as innocent to his stylish charms prior to the Globes, let me describe it for you: It's very, very, very good—and full of surprises. And perhaps that's to be expected if you look at the wide variety of roles Chalamet's inhabited throughout his young career. From portraying vulnerable, tender Elio in Call Me by Your Name to the cocky, bass-playing love interest in Lady Bird to the devastating, self-destructive addict in Beautiful Boy, Chalamet embraces the same diversity on-screen as he does on the red carpet, where no two looks of his are ever the same, even if they are all distinctly his.

Perhaps that's because of this one common denominator: Chalamet refuses to comply with outdated rules of what a buzzy celebrity "should" wear to a premiere or an award show, instead, thrilling his audience by wearing printed and colorful suits (a lot of them by Alexander McQueen and Haider Ackermann) that are so wild they might even raise an eyebrow during Fashion Week (which, yes, he has attended in the past), let alone a formal event.

Of course, Chalamet is not alone in his status as a red carpet innovator. In fact, I would consider Chalamet a core part of a group of leading young celebrities—including Harry Styles, Ezra Miller, and Jaden Smith—who are redefining the red carpet dress code by being unafraid to engage in feminine-leaning trends, forgoing what has previously been seen as "appropriate" formal menswear. Instead of sticking to traditional solid-colored suits and tuxedos on the red carpet, they have embraced whimsical prints, rich textures, streetwear accessories, and so much color.

But what makes Chalamet's rise from film's darling to fashion's best-dressed unique is the fact that he claims to have no stylist, which is unheard of for an actor. Also there's an ease with which he pulls off the kind of tricky looks that most men would never dream of wearing, lest they look like they'd forgotten to take off their costume after filming. Instead, the confidence with which Chalamet dons his clothes—whether they're trendy chunky grandpa sneakers paired with a slim-fitting suit, or a polka dot, collared shirt with tight leather pants, or, his favorite, a T-shirt and combat boots with formal wear—is applause-worthy and exciting given the sea of penguin tuxes that can be spotted all around him.

Part of Chalamet's fearlessness when it comes to fashion comes from his genuine love for dressing up and appreciation for luxury designers. He has previously told Time Out, "I hear about celebrities who have stylists, and that blows my mind. It's certainly not why I act, but I can wear cool clothes from some of the nicest designers in the world. [So why] am I going to pay someone to figure out what I should be wearing? That's the fun part."

And part of that fun, I would guess, must be the positive reception that he has gotten from people who watch him (me now included); the lauding and landing on best-dressed lists undoubtedly has encouraged Chalamet to experiment and push his style forward over the past two years. Because, let me tell you, as I discovered on Golden Globes night, there has been a definite style evolution of Chalamet, from when he started doing press for Call Me by Your Name to his most recent appearances for Beautiful Boy, his style has evolved from more standard looks to the strange beautiful thing it is today.

Ahead, we take a moment to appreciate how far he's come.


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For most of 2017, Chalamet kept his style fairly safe; black, gray, occasional plaid suits, as well as a statement shirt from time to time, marked the beginning of his ascent to cinematic prominence. Near the end of the year, when Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird began really picking up steam with Golden Globe and Oscar nominations, he started incorporating velvet into his look, with mutely colored suits in the fabric making an appearance at end-of-year award shows.


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Going into prime awards season in 2018, Chalamet played with color a lot. There was a cerulean suit at the London Film Critics Circle Awards, a forest green one at Hollywood Reporter's Annual Nominees Night, and an all-white (in menswear, I consider white a "color") suit by Berluti at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. While he moved on, with more experimental looks after that, he did go back to the color wheel one more time for an incredible all-red look, paired with the aforementioned sneakers, by Louis Vuitton for the Amazon Studios premiere of Beautiful Boy later in October.


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Marking his rise to fashion icon status is the Floral Period during which he donned suits patterned with floral and botanical motifs. While he started slowly in September—first with an elegant black Haider Ackermann suit with white appliqués (with a T-shirt underneath and boots!), and then with a powder blue Alexander McQueen set with bright red flowers and birds crossing from the right shoulder to the left hip, like a sash of sartorial honor—he progressed, by October, to a bold Alexander McQueen suit, featuring giant hand-painted florals (which he again paired with a black T-shirt and Chelsea boots), at the U.K. Beautiful Boy premiere.


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Next, Chalamet started making accessories the focal points of his looks which prompted the now-famous sparkling harness moment dreamt up by Louis Vuitton. Less talked about was the snake-like pattern that appeared on (and marked his transition from the floral period) his asymmetrical suit jacket and the shirt-cummerbund piece that he proudly displayed by leaving his suit open, both of which came earlier, in November.

Peak Fashion

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This January, Chalamet wore what might be my favorite look yet. While attending the Critics' Choice Awards, he stepped out in a literal masterpiece of a suit by Alexander McQueen that mimicked an art canvas with brushstroke motifs. Paired with chunky white sneakers, whose bottoms resembled moon boots, it also recalled a scene from an outer space movie. Just a month later, he followed it up at the EE British Academy Film Awards by wearing a Haider Ackermann printed metallic jacket, shirt, and tie paired with graphic racing-inspired dress pants (words I never thought I would see together). If that's any indication, Chalamet is off to the races for his next fashion era, and I am watching from the stands with bated breath.

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This photo proves that they are the chillest onscreen family

Sophie Turner just posted a photo of herself, Maisie Williams, and Isaac Hempstead Wright—aka the Stark siblings—to her Instagram, showing just what the three used to get up to when the Game of Thrones cameras weren't rolling.

The photo shows Wright looking quite pleased with himself while sitting on a makeshift throne, wearing no pants. As he should be, seeing as (spoiler) his character, Bran, won the Iron Throne this weekend. Williams, meanwhile, is looking way too cool to be involved in the shenanigans, wearing a pair of black sunglasses and staring absently off-camera. As for Turner, she's looking away from her onscreen brother, too, nervously smoking a Juul.

"The pack survived," Turner captioned the photo.

This photo just goes to prove that the Stark siblings are the chillest onscreen family. (It also proves, yet again, that Turner's social media is an absolute delight.)

We're actually a little sad that this footage didn't make it into the final season, considering how many modern-day objects have been spotted in the show's last few episodes.

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Meet Ashley

Miley Cyrus shared the trailer for her forthcoming Black Mirror episode, and it's basically Hannah Montana set in a dystopian future. Cyrus is a pink wig-wearing pop star named Ashley who is rolling out an in-home virtual assistant, named Ashley Too, that looks like her and shares her voice. But, as is the case with every Black Mirror episode, this technology is not as cute and fun as it's advertised to be.

In the trailer, we get the idea that Ashley is all about wanting fans to "believe" in themselves—but underneath that pink wig, maybe she doesn't feel that same self-love. After Ashley Too introduces herself to fan and new owner Rachel, promising to be her friend, we get a look at Ashley's darker side. She's depressed and tired of the pop star life. A record label executive says to several people in the room, "She doesn't understand how fragile all this is." As they consider upping her dose of medication, Ashley's life is on a downward slope. "It's getting so hard to keep doing this," she voices over glimpses of a police car chase, performances, and breakdowns backstage.

But back to the technology: Does Ashley's breakdown also mean the breakdown of Ashley Too? Looks like it. We see Rachel's virtual assistant screaming, "Get that cable out of my ass! Holy shit! Pull it out," breathing a sigh of relief as soon as they pull it out. A title card then reveals the episode name, "Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too."

Watch the full trailer and get a full view of Cyrus' cyborg-esque pop star look, below. Black Mirror returns to Netflix on June 5.


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Several actresses allegedly had "issues" with him

Lena Waithe's Showtime series, The Chi, just lost one of its main characters. Jason Mitchell, who was also set to appear in the Netflix film Desperados, has been dropped from both projects following multiple allegations of misconduct. He has also been dropped by his agent and manager.

Hollywood Reporter heard from a source "with knowledge" of The Chi, who says that Tiffany Boone, the actress who plays Mitchell's girlfriend on the show, is just one of several actresses who had "issues" with him. She eventually told producers at Fox21 that she could no longer work with him after filing several sexual harassment complaints. Apparently, her fiancé, Dear White People co-star Marque Richardson, would join her on set when she would shoot with Mitchell.

While news of Mitchell's alleged misconduct is just now beginning to surface, it looks like the ball started rolling on the fallout weeks ago. He was dropped from Desperados and replaced by Lamorne Morris before filming began. A source from the production team said that the producers received "specific information" that they reviewed and acted on quickly. Similarly, a source familiar with Mitchell's former agent, UTA, said the decision to drop him a few weeks ago was very quick following the allegations.

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Prior to the college admissions scandal, she said she doesn't "care about school"

Apparently, Olivia Jade wants to go back to school despite all those YouTube videos that suggested otherwise. Back in March, it was revealed that her mom, Fuller House actress Lori Loughlin, and dad, Mossimo Giannulli, had scammed Jade's way into the University of Southern California. Now, Loughlin faces jail time, and Jade lost out on plenty of lucrative ad partnerships.

According to Us Weekly, "Olivia Jade wants to go back to USC," per a source. "She didn't get officially kicked out and she is begging the school to let her back in." Another source though ousted Jade's real motivation to the publication. "She knows they won't let her in, so she's hoping this info gets out," they shared. "She wants to come out looking like she's changed, learned life lessons and is growing as a person, so she for sure wants people to think she is interested in her education."

Jade previously shared in a YouTube video she's in college for the "experience of like game days, partying" rather than the education. She also said, "I don't know how much of school I'm going to attend... I don't really care about school, as you guys all know." Though these statements were made prior to the scandal coming to light, her brand partnerships didn't come into question until her parents were indicted.

Right now, despite previous reports that Jade and her sister would both be dropping out of USC, Jade's enrollment has been placed on hold—meaning she cannot register for classes, or even withdraw from the school—until her parents' court case comes to a close. Then, the school will make its own decision as to how Jade will be affected. I think, either way, she should have to pay off a few of her classmates' loans for all the BS she pulled.

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He'd previously said he wanted to punch Jackson's 'Leaving Neverland' accusers in the face

Aaron Carter has been one of Michael Jackson's fiercest celebrity advocates in the aftermath of the Leaving Neverland documentary in which two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, alleged that Jackson sexually abused them when they were children. In a new clip from People, however, he seems to walk back his defense.

People reveals that Carter will be joining the upcoming season of reality TV show Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition with his mother. It's noted that he will be revealing more thoughts regarding Jackson following the documentary and the sneak peek specifically sees him alluding to a negative experience with the singer.

Carter, who has previously said that Jackson was never inappropriate toward him, says that Jackson "was a really good guy," though he does note that this is only true "as far as I know." "He never did anything that was inappropriate," he continues before stopping himself, as though remembering something. "Except for one time. There was one thing that he did that was a little bit inappropriate."

Carter does not provide any more detail after this statement. He has previously said that he would stay at Jackson's Neverland estate and sleep in the same bed as the much older star when he was 15 years old, though he hasn't seemed to understand then just how creepy that is. He also said earlier this year, in a clip from TMZ, that he would be telling a story of something that happened between them in an upcoming book about his life.