Lessons in red carpet style: Timothée Chalamet edition | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Timothee Chalamet photographed by Julian Ungano and Tommy Agriodimas. Photo via U+A

What if you succeed one day with whatever you’re up to and have to attend a bougie red carpet gala?

When that happens, the last thing you want to be is unprepared. Trust me, it happened to me in high school prom. I would’ve never identified as high-school-successful, and neither was prom particularly bougie nor red-carpeted, but still.

Off-the-rack skinny suits weren’t a thing yet, but Hedi Slimane already was! So I didn’t really have an excuse, looking back.

If you’re skinny with a good face, or even just the former, you might learn a thing or two from the iconic Lil Timmy Tim.

Timothee Chalamet photographed by Julian Ungano and Tommy Agriodimas. Photo via U+A

Welcome to another episode of the wildly sporadic Red Carpet Style: Timothée Chalamet edition.

Fig. 1: My only lament with the future King is that he tends to skip the necktie. His neck seems nicely sized for a standard tie, so I can’t imagine why. Where do they keep them? Chalamet glam squad, remind him, please! You had one job. In any case, this gray double-breasted number and those gorgeous brown boots deserve every award Timothée may or may not have won that night.

Timothee Chalamet attends the 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 3, 2019 in Palm Springs, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival/AFP

Fig. 2: To this day the sparkly harness still boggles the mind, but my teachable takeaway here is that just because something is unnecessary, doesn’t mean it’s not perfectly okay, all things considered. It reminds me of when Madonna wore Louis Vuitton bunny ears to the Met Gala. Someone had to do it. Anyway, it also means we can focus on other laudable things, like Timothée’s hair. It’s equally as shiny and perfect all the time. Should I get a perm? BRB.

Timothee Chalamet attends the Amazon Prime Video’s Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images/AFP

Fig. 3: Gone are the days when the more casual of the style gods would wear a basic suit with a fun little T-shirt. Now it’s the other way round; it only counts when you can only wear the suit once. Just kidding! You can wear that artsy jacket with jeans, or those artsy trousers with a denim jacket. Beat them up! Or splash paint all over them! No one will notice!

Timothée Chalamet attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images/AFP

Fig. 4: Wear a dotted shirt and leather pants, said no one ever. It only goes to show that sometimes you’ll never know something’s a good idea until you try it. Wearing this, you can go to a bunch of other places after the main thing. BDSM night at XX:XX, here we come.

Timothee Chalamet arrives at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images/AFP

Fig. 5: This is as iconic as iconic goes. What’s that print? I don’t care. All this needs are curtains, a couch, a carpet in the same fabric, and an Annie Leibovitz photograph à la Keith Haring.

Timothee Chalamet poses on the red carpet upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 10, 2019. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)



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