Nicole Kidman, Lucas Hedges, Joel Edgerton and Troye Sivan at the “Boy Erased” Premiere

Posted on October 30, 2018

Look at these (semi) colorful, (semi) stylish folks, out there poledancing for a movie we just know is going to make us dissolve into puddles of tears in public. We are currently debating whether to have a glass of wine or two before going to see the movie, so as not to feel so self-conscious about our public display of emotions. The counterargument is that a glass or two of wine will almost certainly make us far more likely to get weepy. Counter-counter-argument: We wept at the trailer. It’s a given. Have the wine.


Anyway, we seem to have gone off on a bit of a tangent. Judge some clothes? Why, we don’t mind if we do.


We adore this kid and we think it’s really great he wore something so colorful and so lacking in traditionally masculine style tropes. It’s funny. We’d hate that floral in a dress and probably call it mumsy, but we love the idea of him wearing it as a dress shirt. Our only quibble is that the color of the suit doesn’t quite set off the shirt as well as it could. The greens clash a little. We’d have put him in a dark green suit or a wine-red one.



Very serious director/actor drag. It’s not exciting, but we get why he’s keeping things so tight. He has a long red carpet history of colorful, interesting looks with lots of layering and accessories. This was a clearly deliberate choice.



Lady, we love you, but come on. Skipping past the regression to pastels (which makes T Lo sad), the whole “Oh! My skirt is falling apart!” thing is beneath you, dear. And all the competing textiles are annoying. Sorry, Nic. You’ve been doing good style work lately, but this is a bad one. You kind of look like you think the same thing right now.



We can’t say we love the idea of a beige double-breasted suit; especially with balloony pants and the jacket worn open with a t-shirt. Everything about it reads wrong on paper. But he’s young enough to make fusty styles seem fresh and the hair actually coordinates pretty nicely with the suit color. There’s a breezy chicness to the look that simply wouldn’t happen with a wearer who wasn’t as uniquely suited to pulling this off as he is.





Style Credits:
Nicole Kidman: Markus Lupfer from the Spring 2019 Collection

Styled by Julia von Boehm

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages,]

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