At Sunday night’s 76th annual Golden Globe awards, nominee Timothée Chalamet wore a harness, and he looked like the red carpet prince we’ve come to know and love him for. Well, at least we thought it was a harness. The look was dapper and sophisticated with the necessary high fashion twist for the peach-blessing toast of young Hollywood. Hours after it made its red carpet debut, there were already entire stories sending it up. “8 Other Ways to Use Timothée Chalamet’s Harness” The Cut headlined a story. A mere search of “Timothée Chalamet harness” on Google yielded in over 33,000 results, and gay Twitter was amuck.
Move over blonde Chris Messina, Timothee Chalamet is here in a harness pic.twitter.com/WCqN2CsTTp
— Chris Harnick (@chrisharnick) January 7, 2019
when you notice the gays giving slightly more attention to Lucas Hedges than you pic.twitter.com/QOGc1Lcxjj
— Adam Moussa (@adamjmoussa) January 7, 2019
Some were quick to draw comparison to Adam Rippon’s Folsom-inspired Oscars look, including Rippon himself, but apparently, we are to refer to the harness as a “bib.” It was an embroidered bib featuring black iridescent and purple beads with seven different shades of sequins. And that embroidered bib was courtesy of Louis Vuitton creative director Virgil Abloh.
By the New York Times’ definition of a fashion harness — ”a belt over the waist and a strap over the shoulder” — it certainly fits the bill. But if Virgil Abloh says you’re wearing a bib, then honey you might as well down some Gerbers cause you’re wearing a bib.
Those expecting to see Chalamet with his rumored girlfriend Lily Rose-Depp will have to be sustained by paparazzi pics alone. Instead the look was paired with his mother’s, an open-back vest from Virgil Abloh’s brand Off-White paired with matching wool pants. That’s right, Timmy brought his mother, Nicole Flender, as his date. How sweet.
So in the battle of harnesses on the runway, the tally remains at one with bibs now neck and neck, and their first red carpet appearance now a wrap. Next year might we suggest designer ball gags?