Do you look like you’re dressed for the runway when boarding a flight? Likely not. Airport style is all about finding a look that strikes the balance between being comfortable, yet put-together (think comfortable knits favoured by the likes of Gigi Hadid). But this weekend, while arriving at the Narita airport in Japan, actor Timothée Chalamet rejected such conventional comforts in favour of a sleek look that’s more catwalk-ready than cabin-ready.
Of course, plenty of stars have recently treated the airport like a fashion show: Rihanna, for one, regularly travels in sky-high heels. But there’s something even more captivating about Chalamet’s approach to airport style. His double-breasted Avellano coat is made entirely out of black latex – a squeaky, non-breathable material that’s hardly the height of comfort. Still, you can’t deny how slick and entirely unexpected the outerwear piece feels.
If you look closely, you’ll see the star was actually dressed for comfort in a way – with his simple black tee and loose Loewe pants – proving a standout look is all about the accessories. With the addition of avant-garde chunky boots and movie star-worthy shades, Chalamet succeeded in giving fans a high-fashion take on tracksuit bottoms. It’s all very Neo from The Matrix – you know, if Neo couldn’t fly himself, and had to take a plane.