All The Men’s Style On Show At The Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood Premiere
Chronicling the story of Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), a declining star and veteran of TV Westerns, and his friendship with his long-time stunt double, Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood has been dubbed as the must see film of 2019 by basically all mastheads.
But aside from the riveting story of Rick’s blown chance to cross over into movie stardom, the film appears to have a pretty incredible take on the style from the era it was set in.
Throughout the film, Pitt and DiCaprio are swathed in a whole bunch of late-’60s staples that, not coincidentally, are as fire as ever right now: Hawaiian shirts, turtle necks, trucker jackets, and big bad shades. (We might also mention that one of the Minnetonka moccasin boots that Pitt wears on the film’s poster are actually available to buy).
So when news of the premiere loomed over us, we expected big things from these iconic gents.
Held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood yesterday evening, Tarantino’s ninth film premiered in the heart of Tinseltown, shutting down traffic on Hollywood Boulevard where fans and A-list stars contributed to the frenzy.
Chris Hemsworth, Bradley Cooper, Travis Scott, Snoop Dogg, Rob Lowe, John Stamos, Sofia Vergara, Joe Manganiello, Andy Serkis, Pierce Brosnan, Topher Grace, Walton Goggins and Adriana Lima were amongst the crowd - with a surprise appearance from pop superstar Britney Spears (making her first public appearance following months of rumours about her mental health).
From classic suits to wild ’60s aesthetics, here are some of the night’s menswear looks.
Pierce Brosnan and son Dylan Brosnan
Mike Christensen, Editor
"As father and son dressing goes, I'm here for what Pierce is bossing as he continues to own the cool dad style space. For Dylan, was the inspo Ashton Kutcher's take on Steve Jobs, because the likeness is uncanny. That, coupled with a cry across the GQ office of "Dylan's hairdo is the worst thing the Brosnan family has produced since Mama Mia 2"."
Jake Millar, Deputy Editor
"It's not hard to see how Austin Butler landed the role of Elvis in the upcoming Baz Luhrmann biopic. Cool, suave, sophisticated – just add a bacon sandwich and some sequins, and he ticks all the Presley boxes."
Christopher Riley, Chief Sub Editor
"Travis Scott usually leans toward more outlandish 'fits, straddling high-fashion and streetwear, but this time the Houston rapper showcases his versatility. The faded brown suit is simple without being boring, and on Scott's feet are his signature sneakers designed in collaboration with Nike and Jordan Brand. Add to that the slight head tilt to serve some 'tude and Scott has truly nailed the red carpet."
Amy Campbell, Staff Writer
"I mean, does this work of art even require an explanation? Do you really need me to wax lyrical about the finesse of this quilted tracksuit, and the fact it could double as a lightweight sleeping bag should the end of the night warrant a crash landing? And aren't his 2000's era shades obviously ironically brilliant? Surely you can see his chain has been meticulously placed to appear like an afterthought, as if positioned by the hand of an angel? Well, if not, there you go."
Nikolina Ilic, Digital Editor
"Sleek, sharp and well tailored - Manganiello know when to stick to basics and keep on winning."
Brad Nash, Online Content Producer
"Brad has kept things simple here, but it suits his pared back vibe all the better now. He's one of the few people who has absolutely nothing left to prove on the red carpet, and it's good to see him lean into that fact."
Jessica Campbell, Online Content Producer
"A well-tailored navy suit with brown shoes, groundbreaking (said in my Meryl Streep Devil Wears Prada voice). It's a bit of a snooze to be honest, but when you're Leonardo DiCaprio - you really don't need anything flashy to stand out. Maybe it's something a steady stream of the world's top models have instilled on him as he's taken them on his arm to many an awards night...or maybe he just doesn't care. Hard to say. "
Britney Spears and boyfriend Sam Asghari
Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky