Met Gala co-host Timothée Chalamet brought casual elegance to the red carpet in a Haider Ackermann suit and high-top, white Converse.
“This is a bit of everything,” Chalamet told Vogue red carpet host Keke Palmer. “Kind of my homage to Chuck Taylors, you got Rick Owens underneath, Haider Ackermann.”
The inverse of his Haider Ackermann look from the Venice Film Festival Dune premiere, Chalamet’s jogger-tube-sock combo relaxed his black-trimmed, double-breasted white blazer. Underneath, he wore a bleach-white turtleneck, and accessorized his pants with a pair of sparkling brooches.
The look marks a more classic approach by Chalamet, who in the past has worn the likes of a head-to-toe sparkling frock at the Venice Film Festival and an embellished Louis Vuitton harness for the Golden Globes in 2019. According to Vogue, Chalamet’s continuous collaborations with Ackermann resulted in an 806 percent increase in online searches for the designer at the time.
The 25-year-old actor broadcast his journey to the red carpet on Instagram Live where he initially unveiled his all-white ensemble, sans jacket. He began the livestream at the Frick Madison with him admiring imagery by French artist JR. Upon his exit of the building, he and JR and strutted through the city to the iconic red carpet. Giggles of shock and the occasional rogue selfie abounded from passing pedestrians, which grew up into a bustling mob the closer Chalamet got to the Met. A fan screeched, “Oh my god,” just as the livestream came to a chaotic end.
“It feels like a stupid honor— a stupidly big honor,” Chalamet added. “[I’m] trying to keep it respectful… and not get too lost in the glamour of it because a lot of people are suffering.”
Chalamet revealed to Palmer that serving as co-host was a “stupidly big honor” and that deflating any pressure he was feeling to live up to his status as a budding fashion icon came down to one decision: “Converse!”
Recently, Chalamet was announced as the newest official Friend of the House by Cariter. He also starred in the highly-anticipated Denis Villeneuve epic, Dune, which will have its wide release on Oct. 22. That same day, you can also check out Chalamet in Wes Anderson’s newest flick, The French Dispatch, which earned a nine-minute standing ovation at Cannes Film Festival in July.