Timothée Chalamet is on the Venice Movie Competition selling the Henry V biopic The King, however he’s additionally there writing a brand new chapter in a gorgeous trend love story of our time: the one between himself and Colombian-French designer Haider Ackermann.

To the crimson carpet premiere of the movie final evening, Chalamet wore an especially superior pale grey cotton silk and satin swimsuit with a double belt on the waist, along with his pants rolled as much as reveal a righteous pair of black cowboy boots. (The louchely rolled cuff is a signature of Ackermann’s private fashion.) Earlier that day, Chalamet wore a day swimsuit in the identical coloration, with a Nehru collar jacket and a sky blue shirt peeking out from beneath. (Chalamet’s hero—and now buddy—Child Cudi joined him on the crimson carpet. It is good to be the King.)

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Ackermann and Chalamet have been working collectively because the latter’s awards-season marketing campaign for Name Me by Your Title, when Ackermann was turning out exact, crisply avant-garde suiting for the Italian home Berluti. Ackermann made the white tux that Chalamet wore to the Oscars, amongst different seems. He left the model final yr (“It is like while you break up however you continue to love the individual you had been with,” he instructed GQ a number of months after his departure. “I am nonetheless shut with all my exes”), and shortly after started combining the lads’s and ladies’s collections of his self-titled model. “It’s a love affair, and I’m your man,” he instructed Vogue after his Spring 2019 present. “You like the factor about him and her, and the way they could intertwine. It’s only a borrowing.”

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Chalamet’s swimsuit is a pitch-perfect illustration of that perspective, and an ideal entrée in the rising Horny Menswear motion, the place gender fluidity borrows extra from the softness and sensuality of womenswear than the androgynous tailoring of menswear. Talking to GQ final summer time, Ackermann, who additionally usually attire crimson carpet svengali Tilda Swinton, known as Chalamet “my little bro” and added that “we constructed up this story collectively. It is a gorgeous friendship.” The designer has been hanging out with Chalamet on the competition, presumably providing private styling ideas from his personal arsenal and capturing “beloved TIMO BRO” on a water taxi. Right here it’s, eventually: menswear’s first nice designer-muse relationship!