Monday 8 January 2024

Backstage with Timothée Chalamet in Los Angeles

Timothee Chalamet relaxes and plays the piano in LA as he gets ready for the Golden Globes in Celine Homme by Hedi Slimane.Photographs by Julian Ungano

As the curtain closed on the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, the spotlight remained on the effortlessly stylish Timothée Chalamet. While the accolade for Best Actor may have slipped through his fingers, the backstage glimpse into his pre-awards preparation reveals a star who shines just as bright offstage, writes Antonio Visconti

CAPTURED by the lens of the talented Julian Ungano, our exclusive behind-the-scenes look showcases Chalamet in the final moments before stepping onto the red carpet. Dressed in a meticulously curated ensemble by Hedi Slimane for Celine Homme, Chalamet exuded an air of understated confidence.

The embroidered jacket in wool gabardine, a striking creation in classic black, stole the show backstage. The intricate detailing and tailored fit hinted at the craftsmanship that goes into every Celine Homme piece, setting the tone for an evening of sartorial style.

Beneath the jacket, the loose shirt in cotton poplin took centre stage. In the moments before the grand reveal, Chalamet showcased how comfort and style effortlessly coalesce. The black shirt, elegantly unbuttoned, offered a glimpse of the actor's laid-back yet refined approach to fashion.

 As the final touches were added, the classic tux trousers in grain de poudre wool completed the ensemble with a nod to elegance. Chalamet's choice of black-on-black proved to be a good choice, creating a look that was sophisticated yet relaxed.

The drugstore Chelsea boots in calfskin, signature pieces from Hedi Slimane's design repertoire, added a contemporary edge and served as a testament to Chalamet's willingness to embrace avant-garde elements within traditional menswear. 

In the heart of Los Angeles, on the eve of the Golden Globes, Chalamet's backstage preparation unfolded giving a glimpse of his commitment to both craft and style. Though the Best Actor trophy eluded him and went to Paul Giametti, his Celine ensemble and the meticulous attention to detail provided a glimpse into a fashion-forward approach that resonates beyond the confines of the red carpet. As the curtain falls on this year's awards, one thing is certain: Timothée Chalamet's style steals the spotlight, both on and off the stage.

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