2016 MTV Video Music Awards: Ansel Elgort in Dior Homme

Posted on August 29, 2016

Ansel Elgort attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

 

We refuse to hate this:

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Is it a pretentious and over-styled look? Absolutely. Is it topped off with the ultimate case of backpfeifengesicht? Oh, yes.

But he’s making interesting, youthful and modern style choices without looking clownish or like a hopeless fashion victim (although we imagine we’ll get a lot of pushback on that last point). It could’ve used some editing, sure, but we like that it’s bold and chic at the same time. In fact, the only real edit we’d have suggested would have been to ditch the gloves. The look is more than enough without them. Also: his hair doesn’t really seem to go with the rest of the look, does it? Everything below the neck is so carefully chosen and curated that the “just woke up” hair seems incongruous somehow.

 

Style Credits:
Dior Homme Black Ensemble Featuring Coat with Safety Pin and Chain Detailing and Patchwork Pants from the Spring 2017 Collection
[Photo Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images, Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images]

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