Who: Timothée Chalamet

The outfit: Head-to-toe Haider Ackermann

Location: The 76th Venice Film Festival

Why it works: For the premiere of Chalamet's upcoming Shakespearian drama The King, the Academy-award nominated actor had many options for what to wear, especially for an event as institutional as Venice Film Festival. A more conservative black suit-and-tie situation would have been easy, and probably done the job, but thankfully, we were blessed with a piece of ultra-modern tailoring from Haider Ackermann instead.

The impact of the pewter gray suit was all in the lines and drapery it created around Chalamet's body. The fitted blazer (worn with matching silvery collarless undershirt) was boldly cinched at the waist with two tonal belts, which cut the actor a very fresh and contemporary silhouette that's not been seen on the red carpet before. Why are the suit pants turned up? It's not clear. Perhaps it's to really show off the leather zip-up heeled boots, which balance out the glamor of the outfit.

Editor’s Notes: Tailoring, as we've noted for some time, is getting softer, more playful, and liberated from its conservative associations. Colombian-born French designer Haider Ackermann has been spearheading this since his FW19 collection, which posited "a new vision of handsomeness" that gently tugged at the gendered conventionality of tailored suits, and was seen on Chalamet back in February.

Cinched waists and rolled up pants aside, it's also a relief to see that Chalamet's gentrified East London bowl cut hairstyle was left in the movie, and his trademark curls were back to their tousled splendor.

What To Read Next

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.