A closer look at Timothée Chalamet's painter/builder style
One graphic designer and his former-finance worker mate have bought a prized Seventies maisonette in the year 2072.
And to mark the completion of the commuter belt property now worth a comical amount, they take a snap with the cool, young, hip painter-decorator that made it all happen.
So goes the Grand Designs episode that, sadly, never was. But you'd be forgiven for thinking the above snap was that very thing, as Timothée Chalamet channels the tradesmen of Neo-Tokyo for his latest marketing trail appearance.
At the Busan International Film Festival, The King star doubled-down on an aesthetic that continues to break mould of traditional red carpet outfits. We've had sequinned hoodies from Virgil Abloh. Haider Ackermann-designed outfits that belong to the crown prince of the Intergalactic Federation. And now, it's this: the space age painter-decorator with a Cockney accent and the lingering attention of your significant other.
The outfit itself belongs to American artist Sterling Ruby's debut S.R Studio LA collection, and, coincidentally, are the exact hand-dyed overalls the industry first saw in Venice. A tough outfit to pull off, sure. But it is proof that, even in the most conservative of times, the menswear zeitgeist refuses to follow the rules. Chalamet may well be at the forefront (with the likes of Jeff Goldblum and Shia LaBeouf not far behind).
The rest of us are playing catch-up. But, in the near future, when you've planned a new extension in your underwater home on the Costa del Dubai, you can expect something that looks a lot like Chalamet to plaster the walls in a lovely shade of Blade Runner nuclear grey.