Nicola Formichetti and Big Bang's G-Dragon.
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The one thing I can't get enough of is how Nicola Formichetti commissions exclusive music for his shows with Mugler. It's never predictable and the selections have run the gamut from Lady Gaga to Azealia Banks to the legendary Japanese composer Ryuchi Sakamoto. Each time, it's like the score cracks open Nicola's head to reveal what he was thinking during the inception of each collection and it's fascinating. So when "Nicopanda" shot me an email that he'd been working with Korean megastar, Big Bang's G-Dragon for his latest, I got really excited. It's hardly news to regular readers of this site that K-pop is my jam.
When Nicola and I talked yesterday afternoon he was exhausted but energized. It was 10:00PM Paris time and he still had about 10 more dudes to fit before he could go home. That said, he wasn't too tired to give me the scoop on his "theme song" for the Mugler Fall/Winter 2013 Men's collection. Despite Big Bang's success, it's G-Dragon's work on his own that Nicola specifically responded to. "I wasn't sure that Big Bang's music was right," says Formichetti. "It's too pop for what I wanted to do with the season but G-Dragon's solo career has a lot more rap, trance, a lot more techno."
JGL wore a hitRECord tee to the premiere of The Master at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.
How does Joseph Gordon-Levitt find the time to do so many things at once? Between his duties as one of Hollywood's a-list to running hitRECord, his open-collaborative production company, Joe is one of the busiest men in the entertainment industry, but that's what you have to do if you want to be successful AND innovative. hitRECord, which Joseph founded as a way to let artists, writers, filmmakers, and musicians collaborate on creative projects and actually get paid for them, is getting ready to embark on its Fall tour, and announced today that they will be taking a new partner along for the ride: Levi's. Joe explains the collab in a video released by hitRECord, which you can watch after the jump. He says that, in addition to the fact that Levi's has an amazing track record working with artists, he also "wears Levi's every day" and that his whole family has been wearing the legendary jeans forever. This is quite an endorsement, coming from a man with sartorial flair that makes us swoon like no other actor in Hollywood (it's so true we're so obsessed, ugh). ANYWAY, check out the video after the jump, and try and check out hitRECord on their fall tour!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Glamour.
Photo: Courtesy of Glamour Magazine
We know it's silly (and maybe a little sad) but we really do get a little butterfly-ified when we gaze upon Joseph Gordon-Levitt's undeniable punim. He's the kind of guy you would imagine would make you laugh, never do you wrong, and would totally impress your mom at family holidays, all the while being super hot to boot. He also knows how to wear the crap out of some clothes. Three piece suits, fall layers, and basic t-shirts: no sartorial staple phases JGL, oh no, and now, in the October issue of Glamour, he's proving himself once again. The spread does double duty, as a straight-up interview in the magazine and as a cute feature on date night dressing online, but both are pure cuteness. Let's look at the online spread for now. So it's supposed to be about the girl, how you can wear a Marni cape on a date or a cozy sweater and silk skirt (both by Oscar De La Renta), and these are definitely two fall looks we can seriously get behind, but we're also really feeling Joe picking us up for our date in an oxblood Maison Martin Margiela suit and crisp white Thom Browne shirt, unbuttoned just so. I mean, what would you even do? You would die of happiness, that's what. See more of JGL's sweep you off your feet looks after the jump.
Adam Brody has definitely grown up, although he shows off some boyish style in his GQ spread.
Photo: Peggy Sirota/GQ
The first thing most people mention when they talk about Adam Brody is, of course The O.C., Fox's Orange County-based teen show that ran from 2003 to 2007. On it, Brody played the adorable Seth Cohen--the sweet, awkward foil to Benjamin McKenzie's brooding heartthrob Ryan. I wonder if Adam Brody gets bummed out by this always being the first thing people talk about. He should be stoked--his portrayal of the geeky Seth gave hope to all the comic book loving, Modest Mouse listening indie boys of the world, while also giving the girls who secretly crushed on them (this girl right here) an on-screen romance that was more their speed. Even after The O.C., Brody stayed one of our fave laid back surf-dude jocks (but, like, a cool non-jock jock, you know?). Now, five years after the show went off the air, the actor has six movies to his name in 2012 alone, and has taken to the pages of GQ to prove that he's still the hunky nerd (only now, emphasis on the hunk) that he once was. In the spread, Brody effortlessly transitions his style from playful prep to leather jacket cool to be-suited gentleman, and in the article, he talks about his own personal style (no socks!) and his plans for the end of days.
Alexander Skarsgård and Joe Manganeillo in the January 2012 issue of "August Man."
Photo: Courtesy of the "August Man" Facebook page
While we were replaying episodes of True Blood on our DVR and suffering from total TB withdrawal, it seems hotties Alexander Skarsgård and Joe Manganiello were busy suiting up for magazine covers. The sexy beasts have surfaced on August Man looking more put together than humanly possible. In fact, they're both so unbelievably well-dressed that we can't choose which steamy cover outfit we like better! How does one decide between Skarsgård's take-me-out-to-the-ball tux (and gloves?!) and Manganiello's perfectly layered ensemble?
Douglas Booth in Mr. Porter.
Photo: Courtesy of Mr. Porter/Laurence Ellis
Gulp. Um, hi, Douglas Booth. *shyly waves* We're SO sorry to interrupt your diligent theater studies, but we really need to talk. The last time we spoke was more than a year ago, and boy, how things have changed since then. We spotted you in this week's issue of Mr. Porter, and we have to say that you're growing up into a fine, stylish young actor right before our very eyes. And, we know you're only 19, but DANG, you can really sport winterwear like no one we've ever seen. (We're not creepy, we swear!) In his first studious look, he sports a chunky knit beige Givenchy wool sweater over a J. Crew cotton tee paired with swept-back hair, perfectly trimmed stubble, and a pondering stare. (He's PROBABLY wondering, "Where have my MTV Style girls been all of 2011? Oh, how I miss them so!" NBD.)
Tyler Posey in a Marc by Marc Jacobs sweater for "DA MAN" magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of "DA MAN"
Well, isn't THIS a sight for sore eyes?! It feels like AEONS have passed since I last saw a new image of the angled jaw and tousled dark locks of Mister Tyler Posey (as we all know, I live in the internet and can only experience people by bounding from picture to picture). What with the season finale of Teen Wolf happening ages ago and Tyler busy filming his lead role in White Frog, it's as if I've been walking around, a veritable SHELL of a human, until this delicious editorial spread for DA MAN magazine finally breathed life into my veins. The combination of that smoldering gaze, hands scrunched up in his luscious locks, casually perched against the back of a chair, and that pristine preppy-athletic Marc by Marc Jacobs striped sweater is almost too much to handle after so much time apart. But we're not complaining because uhh, hellooooo, nurse, AMIRITE?? *sops up puddle of drool from top of coffee lid with shirt hem*
Zac Efron in London on Nov. 30 and in L.A. on Dec. 1.
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Wait, a minute. Hold the phone. Um, how come no one informed us that Zac Efron has THE best street style? We were perusing Getty Images all la-dee-da and then Zac appeared out of nowhere and killed us ALL DEAD right there in the cubicle because he looks so freakin' gorge in his effortless yet insanely well-fitting ensembles. *deep breath* But seriously, what's going ON? Did the fashion-y part of his frontal cortex finally develop when he entered his mid-twenties because we likey the new and improved Zac. On Wednesday in London, he was spotted wearing a lightweight gray tee, a brown and gray flannel shirt, slim-fit brown trousers, black patent oxfords, and UGHHHH the best slightly-worn dark navy leather jacket with a fur collar. He tousled his hair up and kept his face clean shaven jusssttt how we like it. (R.I.P. infamous Zac 'stache.)
Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake in "GQ."
Photo: Courtesy of Peggy Sirota/GQ
Before we dive into the all-out adorableness that you're about to endure, we need to get one thing off our chest. It's obvious that Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake are total BFFs, and we LOVE seeing them together at all times, but do you know how this cute couple came to be? They met at the MTV VMAs in 2002! Yeah. NBD, but we had a slightly large hand in bringing together the most 'dorbs twosome of all time. *brushes shoulders off* Most recently, the besties reunited for a KILLER fashion shoot for GQ's Men of the Year issue. Jimmy and Justin, who were named "Showmen Of The Year," held nothing back in this stylish and showstopping (heh, sorry) fashion spread. In their first look, (above) they are a dapper (and darling!) pair in slim-fitted suits and freshly shaven faces. Jimmy wears a black suit, crisp white shirt, gray skinny tie ensemble entirely from Dolce & Gabbana, and Justin sports a gray suit, white shirt, and black skinny tie from the Calvin Klein Collection. For accessories, we love their matching tie bars from The Tie Bar (appropriately named!) and Jimmy's Tom Ford pocket square for an extra touch of class. But, um, heed this warning before you move on: Your heart might explode with love and rainbows and happy feelings and general love for people and uncontrollable urges to hug everything around you after you see the rest of these photos. You've been warned.
Taylor Lautner on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
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As much unbridled joy as seeing Taylor Lautner bare his chest and rippling biceps and granite-hard abs and sinewy arms *achem* you know, be shirtless and stuff, we really do SO appreciate how well dude wears a suit. Sure, most celebs have stylists, and granted Tay's ensembles were probably handed to him for that Rat Pack-esque GQ Australia cover spread, but that shouldn't discount how chicly clean tailored lines complement Lautner's chiseled bone structure, as if the guy were reared from the womb in a pinstripe waistcoat. Taylor's comfortable confidence in suiting and the interesting pairings/colorways/cut choices he chooses to step out in keep our sights squarely focused on his every sartorial move. And in his appearance on last night's ep of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Taylor reveals he actually LIKES wearing them too! #dreamsdocometrue