Awards Circuit Style File: Bradley Cooper is a Little Off at the Palm Springs Film Festival and the National Board of Review Gala

Posted on January 10, 2019


We don’t get this guy.

Don’t get us wrong, we’ve like a lot of his work and truly loved A Star is Born, but he’s got a funny approach to how he presents himself. He’s reticent to get personal in interviews (which he gives rarely) and gives the impression that he’s not interested in the kind of poledance moves most big name celebrities are required to make in order to sell their work. He’s very much in the “I’m an artist” mode of actor-director and hey, good on him. We have no argument with any of that. But his style always seems a little at odds with that or just plain off somehow. Given the cut, style and labels on this suiting, we’d think he was some sort of Redmayne-style fashionisto, but unlike Leanin’ Eddie, Bradley’s choices never seem to capture who he is.

 

Bradley Cooper at the Variety’s Creative Impact Awards in Isaia

That is the suit of a dandy; not a sheepish guy with his hands in his pockets. It’s a beautiful suit, but we really don’t think that cut of vest works for him, either in shape or style. He has such a nonchalance about him – or at least he tries to – that this level of fussy doesn’t look right at all to our eyes. Send this suit off to Cumberbatch.

 

 

Bradley Cooper at The National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala in Gucci

Regardless of whatever else is going on here, the cuff on those pants (which he wore again the next day) just ruined the whole look. What even is that? They look terrible. A shame, because it’s a pretty sweet suit. We still don’t think vests are the best choice for him, but we appreciate that the shirt has some subtle color and pattern to it.

Neither of these are terrible, but they don’t strike us as the best use of his time. He seems committed to appearing stylish and presentable, but we’d swear he’s getting talked into outfits he’d never want to wear otherwise.

 

 

 

Style Credits:
First Look: Isaia Suit | Christian Louboutin Shoes
Second Look: Gucci Suit | Christian Louboutin Shoes

Styled by Ilaria Urbinati

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]

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