The Wonka press train has officially kicked off, which means the Timothée Chalamet fashion train is also in motion. Over the years, the actor has become a bona fide fashionista who is never afraid to take a risk or try something out of the box, including red Haider Ackermann halter tops, floral print suits, and pearl necklaces — so, of course, his reputation precedes him going into the Wonka press tour.
For his first official Wonka appearance in London, England, Timothée Chalamet skipped the character’s signature top hat and velvet jacket in favor of a striped Alexander McQueen suit with a twist. As noted by Vogue, Chalamet attended a photocall for the forthcoming movie musical in a black pinstriped McQueen suit, but this wasn’t your basic blazer and pants combo. For one, Chalamet went shirtless under the jacket, ditching the traditional shirt in favour of, well, skin.
The jacket, too, stood out thanks to panels of fabric near the hip, which rippled down into long tails. In lieu of dress shoes, Chalamet styled the suit with black combat boots and tucked his pants’ hems into the boots to really show them off. Sunglasses, a necklace, and a few silver rings were the perfect finishing touch.
This isn’t the first time Chalamet has utilized the “shirtless under a suit” styling hack. For the 2022 Academy Awards, the actor slipped a shimmering black Louis Vuitton tuxedo jacket over his bare chest, styling it with classic black pants and a few necklaces. (The jacket actually came from the house’s spring 2022 womenswear line.) Harry Styles is also a fan of the look and has skipped the shirt frequently, including onstage.
Given that Chalamet had to wear a jacket, shirt, vest, and cravat in costume as Wonka, we don’t blame him for wanting to wear fewer layers this time around.
This story originally appeared on Teen Vogue.