It has been 24 hours since the biggest disappointment of 2020 – at least for adoring Timothée Chalamet fans – and somehow, I’m just not over it.
Yesterday, the 92nd Academy Awards took over the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles to celebrate the best in Hollywood for 2019. Considered the biggest and best ceremony on the awards season calendar, it garners almost everyone to the city, this time, Chalamet included. Following an Instagram posted reading, “who’s going to watch tonight?”, fans were immediately on the internet hunt for the 24 year-old’s red carpet appearance.
The teasers that followed included a now-deleted Twitter post of what looked to be preparation for the Beautiful Boy actor, majestically wearing look 20 of Ludovic de Saint Sernin’s Autumn/Winter 2020 collection. In short, it was a lie. Depicting what could have been Chalamet’s brunette locks, the model wears a pale violet, backless bodysuit, high waisted pants and an accompanying necklace delicately draped along the back. It was a different move for the actor but in no way an unusual decision.
The furious texting had begun among colleagues and friends. Could this be the best look of his yet? Unfortunately, it was not to be.
As Getty Images continued to refresh and eagle-eye fans posted to Twitter, Chalamet in fact arrived to the red carpet in a blue Prada set, reminiscent of a very chic security uniform finished off with a diamond-encrusted Cartier brooch. It wasn’t at all displeasing to the eye, just disappointing to what we had expected. Now, we have a bone to pick with whoever faked the Twitter post.
In an interview with VMan during last year’s awards season, the actor revealed he doesn’t want or uses a stylist and prefers to wear designers he loves. “[Being involved] with fashion has been really fun, just as a fan,” Chalamet told Ocean in the Q+A. “I don’t want to work with a stylist or anything. I’ve been following designers like Raf, Haider Ackermann, Hedi Slimane—these guys are like rock stars. They’re artists.”
There is still hope, yet.