Timothee Chalamet rocks sequinned hoodie at The King premiere

Timothee Chalamet sported a high-fashion sequinned hoodie at the London Film Festival premiere of his movie The King on Thursday night. The Call Me by Your Name actor has become known for shunning the classic plain suit, the traditional male red carpe…

Timothee Chalamet sported a high-fashion sequinned hoodie at the London Film Festival premiere of his movie The King on Thursday night.

The Call Me by Your Name actor has become known for shunning the classic plain suit, the traditional male red carpet attire, in favour of bold, interesting and experimental looks since he rose to fame in 2017.

And the 23-year-old didn’t disappoint as he hit the red carpet in London’s Leicester Square on Thursday night wearing a black sparkly hoodie from Louis Vuitton teamed with plain black trousers from the French fashion house and patent black combat boots.

According to Vogue, the hoodie was embroidered with more than 3,000 Swarovski crystals and 15,000 sequins and took more than 30 hours to make.

Before taking to the red carpet, the Lady Bird star showed a close-up of the cuff of the hoodie which was embroidered with the words “Treat people with kindness.”

Men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh, who often likes to mix luxury with sportswear, shared a snap of Timothee and his ensemble on Instagram and wrote in the caption, “Texts with @tchalamet about red carpet looks turn into rare Louis Vuitton hoodies from the men’s atelier quick.”

In the comments, the actor replied, THANK YOOOOU MR. ABLOH !!!!!!” and designer Marc Jacobs gave his seal of approval by writing, “He’s the coolest. Dope hoodie dreams. So here for it!” with fire emojis.

Timothee previously teamed up with the designer on another headline-grabbing look – the sequinned harness he wore to the Golden Globes earlier this year.

However, during a subsequent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he clarified that the bedazzled creation was actually a bib.

“I thought it was a bib! They told me it was a bib,” he said. “I had a friend send me a thing that, like, sex-dungeon culture is a thing where you wear harnesses… I didn’t do it for that reason.”

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Knives Out to have Europe premiere at London Film Festival

Rian Johnson’s murder mystery Knives Out will have its Europe premiere at the 2019 London Film Festival. The Star Wars: The Last Jedi director will be bringing his modern twist on the whodunnit to London’s Leicester Square on 8 October, just weeks aft…

Rian Johnson’s murder mystery Knives Out will have its Europe premiere at the 2019 London Film Festival.

The Star Wars: The Last Jedi director will be bringing his modern twist on the whodunnit to London’s Leicester Square on 8 October, just weeks after it has its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Johnson is expected to attend the red carpet alongside some of his all-star ensemble cast, which includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Colette, Katherine Langford, Lakeith Stanfield, and Christopher Plummer.

“I’m thrilled to be screening Knives Out at the BFI London Film Festival. This film was an attempt to capture the twisty fun of an Agatha Christie whodunnit, it’s a great pleasure to be showing it in the country responsible for the genre’s golden age,” Johnson said in a statement.

“With Knives Out, Rian Johnson has crafted a devilishly clever and wickedly entertaining new crime caper,” Tricia Tuttle, BFI London Film Festival Director, added. “This is impeccably designed, with writing that keeps you guessing to the final moments and his extraordinary cast are at their arch and compelling best. Knives Out is a whodunit, as sharp as the blade that killed the patriarch at the heart of the film.”

Paying tribute to Agatha Christie’s classic murder mysteries, Johnson’s movie follows Detective Benoit Blanc, played by Craig, as he is enlisted to investigate the murder of renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey, portrayed by Plummer, who is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday.

The 2019 London Film Festival opens with The Personal History of David Copperfield on 2 October and concludes with Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman on 13 October. The full programme will be announced at the end of August.

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Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman to close 2019 London Film Festival

Martin Scorsese’s crime drama The Irishman will close the 2019 London Film Festival. It was recently announced that the Goodfellas director’s highly-anticipated film, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, will premiere on 27 September, whe…

Martin Scorsese’s crime drama The Irishman will close the 2019 London Film Festival.

 It was recently announced that the Goodfellas director’s highly-anticipated film, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, will premiere on 27 September, when it opens the New York Film Festival, and it has now been revealed it will have its international premiere as part of LFF’s Closing Night Gala on 13 October.  

 “I’m extremely honoured to be having the International Premiere of The Irishman at the closing night of the BFI London Film Festival. This picture was many years in the making,” Scorsese said in a statement. “It’s a project that Robert De Niro and I started talking about a long time ago, and we wanted to make it the way it needed to be made. It’s also a picture that all of us could only have made at this point in our lives. We’re all very excited to be bringing The Irishman to London.” 

 The Irishman, which marks the ninth feature collaboration between Scorsese and De Niro, chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history – the disappearance of legendary Union President Jimmy Hoffa in 1975.   

 The Taxi Driver actor stars as the real-life hustler and hitman Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran, who, shortly before he died, claimed to have killed Hoffa.  

  Steven Zaillian adapted his screenplay from Charles Brandt’s non-fiction novel I Heard You Paint Houses, which documents what Sheeran told the author about Hoffa, who was legally declared dead in 1982. 

 Festival bosses have also announced that there will be simultaneous preview screenings of the film taking place at cinemas across the U.K., ahead of its Netflix release later this year.  

 The BFI London Film Festival opens with Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield, starring Dev Patel and Tilda Swinton, on 2 October. 

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The Personal History of David Copperfield to open London Film Festival

Armando Iannucci’s latest movie The Personal History of David Copperfield will open the 2019 London Film Festival. The Death of Stalin director’s comedic take on Charles Dickens’s classic novel David Copperfield will kick off the 63rd edition of the a…

Armando Iannucci’s latest movie The Personal History of David Copperfield will open the 2019 London Film Festival.

The Death of Stalin director’s comedic take on Charles Dickens’s classic novel David Copperfield will kick off the 63rd edition of the annual film extravaganza with a premiere at the Odeon Luxe cinema in London’s Leicester Square on 2 October.

The film stars Slumdog Millionaire’s Dev Patel in the lead role, with support from an all-star British cast which includes Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Paul Whitehouse, and Gwendoline Christie.

“The Personal History of David Copperfield is a film about compassion, humour, generosity and friendship, and I couldn’t have asked for a more welcoming setting in which to premiere it,” The Thick of It creator/director shared in a statement.

“Scotland’s Armando Iannucci is one of the most prodigiously talented and original filmmakers hailing from the U.K.,” Tricia Tuttle, BFI London Film Festival Director, added. “The Personal History of David Copperfield shows his trademark wit and a joyous sense of style – it’s a delight from start to finish, with Dev Patel and co-stars delivering performances of megawatt charm and comic flair.

“I’m so excited to be opening the 63rd BFI London Film Festival with this film which is not only wildly entertaining but also a timely celebration of the power of generosity and compassion.”

Iannucci and his frequent collaborator Simon Blackwell wrote the adaptation, which follows the good-hearted David as he sets out to be a writer and meets an array of vivid characters in Victorian England.

The film was shot on location in the U.K. and is produced by Iannucci and Kevin Loader.

The 2019 London Film Festival runs from 2 to 13 October.

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