Who: Timothée Chalamet
The outfit he’s wearing: S.R. STUDIO’s hand-dyed SOTO Overalls, hand-dyed SOTO Long Sleeve Button-Down, and Slip-On Therapist Boots exactly as the look appeared on the runway during long-term Raf Simons collaborator Sterling Ruby’s debut SS20 show.
Location: The King premiere, Busan, South Korea.
Why it works: This look generates the kind of “huh, he did THAT” reaction that Chalamet is known for (see the sparkly Louis Vuitton hoodie and harness previously.) It’s a style move of opposites: he’s covered in paint, yet he looks clean AF!? It’s essentially workwear, but he’s work-ing the red carpet.
Editor’s Notes: Starting from the bottom and working our way up, let’s begin with the boots, which, as with most outfits, was going to make or break the whole look.
The so-called “Therapist Boots” from Sterling Ruby’s new line are the most arguably the most divisive part of the outfit. The chunky rubber sole and space white colorway counter the artfully painted streaks going on above. They also add a few inches to his sleight, sample-size frame.
Moving up, we have the matching overalls and button-up shirt, hand-dyed in Sterling Ruby’s LA studio. This outfit, which costs $1,700, is almost parodical in its “I went to an expensive art school” vibe (sidenote: Chalamet went to La Guardia!) Still, it’s worth applauding along with Chalamet’s other post-black-tie looks that have brought some much-needed variety to menswear style on the red carpet.
Lastly, there’s the hair – looking even more buoyant than usual – and a dab of gloss on the lips. South Korea is known for its booming men’s make-up market, and if there’s ever a time to beat your face with a bit of bronzer, eyeshadow, lip-gloss, and a dusting of blush, this was definitely it. The King? More like the king of transgressive formal menswear!
Shop pieces from S.R Studio LA. CA below.