Did Michael B. Jordon Get His SAG Awards Red Carpet Inspo from Timothée Chalamet & Is This a Trend Now?

When Beautiful Boy actor Timothée Chalamet wore a bedazzled harness to the 2019 Golden Globes, our first thought was…Adam Rippon. The 23-year-old actor is certainly known for wearing unconventional menswear on the red carpet, but even a Louis Vuitton “bib” seemed like a stretch. (Love you, mean it, Timmy.)

Fast-forward three weeks to this year’s SAG Awards, where 31-year-old actor (and, ahem, SAG Award winner!) Michael B. Jordon (Black Panther) stepped out in a look we can only describe as…shockingly familiar.

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Yep, Jordan also wore a Louis Vuitton, uh, bib. This time the Virgil Abloh–designed harness featured a floral print with Louis Vuitton logos. Jordan opted to wear it over a double-breasted suit instead of just a button-down (à la Chalamet).

But FYI, Timothée wasn’t even the first to rock this look: Chadwick Boseman debuted Abloh’s design at the ESPYs in July 2018. Abloh himself has said he’s inspired by Michael Jackson, who famously wore a harness while performing at the 1993 Super Bowl. And before they were even considered fashionable, harnesses were a key look for the leather bar scene in queer culture. So you could say there’s a fair amount of fashion history involved.

While we don’t see this look transcending the red carpet just yet…we think we’re starting to understand the so-called trend. It’s not ice-rink-ready-to-wear (no offense, Adam Rippon), but a larger moment for menswear that embraces experimental, gender fluid fashion (capes, floral prints and sheer dresses included).

And we have to say…we’re very into it.

Katherine Gillen

Senior Food Editor

Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...
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