From SNL To The Oscars, Timothée Chalamet’s Style Is The Stuff Of Legend
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Timothée Chalamet wasn't always the dapper fashion boy he is today. We all saw the math rap video from his days at LaGuardia High. Then there was the time he wore constellation pants — paired with a very sad gray T-shirt — to the "Nymphomaniac: Volume I" screening at MoMA. But somewhere between his introduction to Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino in 2013 and the film's release in 2017, Chalamet's sense of style developed in a major way.
After the film went from independent flick to international success (all thanks to the peach), the 25-year-old actor (happy birthday, Timothée!) followed suit. He started wearing custom Gucci knitwear to screenings, showing up on the cover of GQ in $3,000 Saint Laurent bomber jackets, and wearing women's suits courtesy of Stella McCartney to premieres. Let's not even get into the Louis Vuitton sequined harness he wore to the 2019 Golden Globes. Now, that's how an Oscar-nominated actor dresses.
A drastic hair change isn’t limited to a big chop or dyeing your strands platinum blonde. Protective styles are a great option if you want to test a new look while taking a break from having to style your hair daily. In the latest Hair Me Out episode, Angelique Waller was reminded of the power of protective styles with a cute braided ponytail. “When I was younger, my mom used to braid my hair. Unfortunately, she passed away when I was 13,” Waller explains. “Once I became an adult, I stopped getting my hair cornrowed or plaited, and so being able to get that again as an adult would be so dope.” Waller sat in pro stylist Sabrina Porsche‘s chair to help bring her protective style wishes to life. Porsche, who specializes in various styles from editorial to red carpet and braids, decided to give Waller a side-parted braided ponytail. Porsche started by lightly blowing out Waller’s natural curls to stretch them for braiding. “I am braiding to the back of her head and clamping [the hair] it before starting the next braid,” she explains. To keep her client’s hair neat and shiny, Porsche used Shine N’ Jam Magic Fingers gel throughout her hair. Once all of her braids met at the nape of her neck, Waller gathered the braids into a ponytail, then proceeded to merge them into one larger plait that extended down to Waller’s waist (think Sasha Fierce). Porsche used foam wrapping mousse to keep the braids neat and shiny. The final results took nearly four hours to complete but were well worth the time in the chair, according to Waller. “Getting my hair done for the first time since I was younger felt nostalgic,” she says. “It was amazing to see how my hair transformed in a few hours. It’s sexy; it provides that confidence you need to walk down the street.” Click play to see her transformation IRL. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?