After a long hiatus from lavish events and red carpet arrivals there has been a noticeably large Timothée Chalamet-shaped hole in our newsfeed. We missed the brightly coloured suits no one else could possibly wear and the highly-anticipated films that accompany his appearance. But on day seven of the Cannes Film Festival, the 25-year-old made a celebrated return.
So what does such an actor wear for his re-entry into the spotlight? A metallic velvet suit from Tom Ford of course. In true Chalamet style, the Beautiful Boy actor paired the glitzy look with a crisp collarless shirt, white heeled boots and black sunglasses – you know, for extra cool factor.
Chalamet walked alongside director Wes Anderson, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Benicio Del Toro, and Owen Wilson for the premiere of The French Dispatch. The film – which has already received a slew of four and five star reviews – is slated to hit cinemas in late October. It has been described as a “love letter to journalism” in the 1950s and follows a collection of stories that were originally published in The French Dispatch magazine.
It will be Chalamet’s first film since his starring role in Little Women. For Anderson this is his first feature-length project since Isle of Dogs in 2018. Speaking to GQ the award-winning director immediately knew that he wanted Chalamet in the forthcoming movie.
“I had seen Timmy in Lady Bird and Call Me by Your Name, and I never had the inconvenience of ever thinking of anybody else for this role even for a second,” Anderson said. “I knew he was exactly right, and plus: He speaks French and looks like he might actually have walked right out of an Éric Rohmer movie.”
Chalamet is also set to appear in Dune, Don’t Look Up and Wonka.