Max Irons in New York on Jan. 19.
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When we found out that actor Max Irons (yep, the son of Jeremy Irons) was the new face of Macy's INC, we pored over his spring/summer campaign images and pined for the chance at seeing that chiseled jaw in person. So when we were invited to meet and interview Max about his new modeling gig, we fired up our digital recorders, scrawled a slew of questions in our oh-so-official journo notepad, and immediately hoofed over to The London Hotel on a crazy-cold Thursday morning. Ushered into the all-marble lobby, we were ferried up to the 50th floor in an elevator lined with mirrors where we could panic-fix our wandering liquid eyeliner and fix our damp hat hair because, you know, smudged makeup and matted follicles are the ONLY thing standing in the way of making Max OURS.
Max Irons for Macy's INC.
Photo: Courtesy of Macy's INC
As you know Max Irons—son to Academy Award-winning thespian and ever-convincing bad guy Jeremy Irons—is a wonderful actor and a very good model. He's a very good model because his cheekbones are so cut up and dramatic that it casts beautiful shadows on the sides of his face. It makes him look vaguely haunted and sad bust mostly SO GOOD LOOKING. I mean, jeez, LOOK AT HIM. It's this freakish attractiveness and easy appeal that prompted Macy's to snatch him up for their in-house brand INC in a campaign that runs the gamut from casual, distressed separates to sharp, sleek, tailored pieces. The series, shot by Walter Chin, begins next month and will be featured on the information superhighway and more than 600 Macy's stores nationwide.
This isn't to say that the well-dressed men and women of the world are a dime a dozen, but when TWO sartorially savvy individuals come together in one supernova of couple FASHUN, it's hard not to sit up and take notice. Fine, celebs have other humans who concoct outfits for them and lend them all the runways' latest swag, and that makes the likelihood that we drool over their vestments that much greater. But duo looks that are both coordinated and NOT disgustingly matchy-poo? Well, that's a fashion unicorn, no matter your tax bracket. It's rare when two stars step out in a pair of looks that strike such a harmonious aesthetic chord as the following couple outfits that we've deemed the Best of 2011, so in their honor, we're glorifying the ish out of 'em. Enjoy!
SELENA GOMEZ AND JUSTIN BIEBER
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber at the 2011 American Music Awards.
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We've been all over these Lovebirds Of The Year (a title awarded just now by me, the sole judge), Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, for their adorable couple style from Day 1. But when Selieber hit the red carpet for this year's American Music Awards and turned it waaaaay out in these Gatsby-esque Old Hollywood ensembles, we just about lost it. From the pewter silk to the '20s evocative fringe, the tailored velvet to that SIDE PART, our eyes lit up like so many color-changing Lisa Frank hearts. The retro styling on pop music's latest teen king and queen created a red carpet step-and-repeat juxtaposition so refreshing that we can't imagine forgetting it next year either.
Max Irons and Emily Browning at the amfAR Gala in Paris, June 23, 2011.
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Well, isn't THIS adorable. Red Riding Hood star Max Irons and Sucker Punch cutie Emily Browning couldn't keep their hands off each other at the amfAR gala in Paris yesterday, and we LIKE IT. There's nothing hotter than a dude who's proud of his S.O., and he even gave her the *gasp* FOREHEAD KISS. AWWWWW. (Cue everyone NOT into PDA barfing right now.) This reminds us of our young and in love days where we'd completely stop hanging out with our family and friends because we were SOOOO into our new boyfriend. (Er, maybe that was just us.) And Max Irons is a cuuu-taaayy, so we don't blame Emily at ALL.
We wouldn't even be mad if they fused together into giant entity of cuteness, but we ARE kinda mad at the fact that short girls ALWAYS GET THE TALL DUDES. What's up with that?! In our tall girl rage, we immediately scoured their IMDb profiles like crazed lunatics only to find that Max is 6'2" and Emily is only 5'2"!!!! A WHOLE FOOT APART?! COME ONNNNN. Is this a joke? Every girl that's 5'7" and above is crying right now. We might actually be real-life mad if Emily wasn't such a little pocket full of sunshine, so we'll forgive her, but, HELLO. We're missing the most obvious/amazing part of these couple-y photos: Their matching ensembles!