Before I begin, I’d like to clarify that this is not a critique of Chalamet’s acting chops, which are objectively good. Nor is it a jab at Chalamet’s fandom, a sizeable portion of which is made up of teenage girls, a demographic that’s often unfairly painted as unsophisticated and cringe-y.
Instead, it’s an honest inventory of the actor’s style, frequently lauded by fashion publications (including ours, at times) as some sort of sartorial second coming.
On the red carpet, Chalamet’s ‘fits are a mixed bag — not entirely surprising, given that he
His watershed moment took place at the 2019 Venice Film Festival, where he fêted The King in a
Since then, Ackermann has continued to dress Chalamet, with varying levels of success. Most recently, the legendary designer
It was, in my mind, a disjointed look: black tie on top and bodega run on the bottom.
Another recent ensemble, Chalamet’s
And his internet-breaking
Off the carpet, Timmy kinda dresses like your average Nolita local. He’s got the gold chain (from
In retrospect, the actor dabbles in a wardrobe fairly similar to
To jog your memory: there was Chalamet’s
Last but certainly not least, we have his Paris Fashion Week look, featured at the top of this article. For some reason, he decided to wear a backpack to Haider Ackermann’s Fall/Winter 2020 runway show where he sat front row, wedged between Japanese painter Setsuko Klossowska de Rola and fellow actor Kevin Mischel.
Chalamet’s style isn’t groundbreaking, but he manages to make headlines nearly every time he’s snapped by the paparazzi. In 2019,
A talented actor, yes. Charismatic, sure. But the most influential man in fashion? I simply don’t see it.