No Offense, But Robert Pattinson's Tweed Skirt Look Was Not Great

No Offense, But Robert Pattinson's Tweed Skirt Look Was Not Great

Hello. I have gathered you here to present the Robert Pattinson look that made one person on Instagram ask, "Why is he dressed like a Bulgarian grandma?"

A closeup of Robert in a fluffy zip-up jacket
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Behold, R. Patz at the Dior Fall-Winter 2023-2024 Paris Fashion Week show. The outfit is from the collection, and Robert is a "global ambassador" for the brand. Does this context help? I have no idea.

Robert poses for photographers at the Dior Fall-Winter show in the zip-up jacket and a knee-length skirt and boots
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Now, this look is a rich text. Allow me to begin: We start with the fluffy jacket/zip turtleneck combo. Some might say that Rob Pattinson in a brown zip-up conjures images of that meme of him standing in a kitchen in a tracksuit. Not I! This look is far too sophisticated!

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Stephane Cardinale - Corbis / Corbis via Getty Images

Next, we have the tweed skirt — complete with a hint of shin for maximum Victorian-style swooning. I am unabashedly a fan of skirts in menswear. It's why I'm such a little basic bitch for Thom Browne, even if it can give me flashbacks to when I had to wear a hideous kilt to school until I was 16.

A close-up of the tweed skirt
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We end with black rubber boots and below-the-knee socks. Finally, a look one can wear to the front row of fashion week and when wading in shallow ponds.

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Stephane Cardinale - Corbis / Corbis via Getty Images

What I'm getting at here is that I don't think the individual pieces of this look are bad — quite the opposite. But all combined? It's...powerful, I'll give you that.

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David M. Benett / Getty Images

Of course, he's Robert Pattinson and could look good in a trash bag stuck together with duct tape. I would be remiss not to include some of the more arty shots from the show. The man did read poetry as part of it, after all!

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Victor Boyko / Getty Images

The blur here makes his skin look dazzling, a bit like...no, I won't say it.

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Victor Boyko / Getty Images

He also posed with other famous people. According to WWD, either Eddie Redmayne or Robert joked that the skirt came with "a little extra ventilation." I cannot tell if it was Eddie or Robert who made the joke, because either the phrasing is off or I am an idiot (latter is more likely).

Robert posing for a photo with Eddie, Naomi Campbell, and Gwendoline Christie
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But what do I know about fashion? I am writing this in sweats and an Edward Cullen T-shirt (I wish I was joking).