Known for his iconic performances in Call Me By Your Name, Little Women and Dune, it’s impossible to deny Timothée Chalamet’s impact on the film industry. But he’s also developed a reputation as a leading male fashion icon too. His unique, striking and gender-fluid style has influenced many fashionistas across the globe.
Now he’s breaking the mould again as British Vogue magazine’s first male cover star, all while showcasing the versatility of pearl jewellery. In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Timothée’s ground-breaking style, along with tips on how to recreate the look – and why pearls for men is the hottest new trend of the decade.
Timothée Chalamet – British Vogue's first male cover
With a long list of iconic film, TV and theatre productions under his belt, Timothée Chalamet has developed a reputation as one of the best young actors of the 21st century. His eclectic sense of style has also captivated the world. Mixing classic and contemporary sensibilities, Chalamet’s style has been characterised by bold, statement prints, unusual designs and gender-bending outfits.
He’s worn creations from a variety of renowned designers, including Haider Ackermann, Prada and Stella McCartney. Along with clothes, he’s also well known for his love of accessorising – with everything from designer harnesses to... you guessed it, pearls!
Timothée Chalamet’s long relationship with fashion has culminated in British Vogue’s very first solo male cover star. So, why has Chalamet specifically been selected for this momentous photoshoot? The answer is clear. As British Vogue editor Edward Enninful writes, “Timothée Chalamet is modern man incarnate, as an actor and as a person.” His style is “so innate and self-assured that it inspires women and men alike.” For Vogue, Chalamet represents not just a development in fashion, but in gender roles and self-representation.
Chalamet’s photoshoot illustrates how modern fashion is no longer confined to rigid gender roles but is instead “about dressing to make yourself feel good.” Chalamet wears a unique combination of modern and vintage, men’s and womenswear. Standout couture included a striking leather waistcoat and trouser combo from Gucci, and a chainmail top from Stella McCartney.
Arguably the boldest style statement from the shoot is Chalamet’s quintessential accessorising. In several photos, he wears a single strand pearl necklace that complements his style perfectly, providing a graceful and understated, yet edgy look.
This pearl aesthetic is carried over into his video interview with Edward Enninful, where Chalamet sports our gorgeous silver-black Tahitian pearl necklace. Along with his casual print t-shirt and double bracelet combo, the pearls create a grungy, androgynous look, with a subtle masculine glamour.
Pearls for men – a popular trend
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Another flamboyant trend-setter, Harry Styles has revitalised the iconic style of wearing pearls. From a single white pearl drop earring to a classic single strand pearl necklace, Harry has brought pearls for men into the mainstream.
The American rapper, singer and songwriter is well known for his unique style, having created his own collections in collaboration with designers. He’s accompanied many outfits, both classic and casual, with drapes of pearl necklaces.
Famed for wearing extravagant jewellery and watches, the champion F1 driver has also been spotted wearing several pearl necklaces together to create the ultimate statement piece.
Recreating the Timothée Chalamet pearls look
If you’ve been struck with inspiration by Timothée Chalamet’s Vogue photoshoot, here’s how to recreate the look...
How to wear the Timothée Chalamet silver-black pearl necklace
If you’ve watched Timothée’s interview and have fallen in love with our silver-black Tahitian pearl necklace, then you’ll also be amazed by its versatility. This stunning strand of peacock black Tahitian pearls can add a touch of sophistication to a formal suit. Or it can be dressed down with casual outfits, bringing an edgy energy to a simple t-shirt and jeans combo, especially when paired with a leather pearl bracelet.
Styling the single strand Timothée Chalamet pearl necklace
Evoking vintage glamour, the Vogue cover photo features Timothée Chalamet wearing a faux single strand white pearl necklace. To recreate this look, combine a white freshwater pearl necklace with a leather jacket or waistcoat and a vintage t-shirt and jeans.
Perfect for all skin tones, our creamy white freshwater pearl necklaces are also available in a longer length design, for a more relaxed look.
Choosing the right pearls for men
If you love the pearls for men aesthetic and you’re wondering where to start, or you’re treating a special man in your life to some new jewellery, then there are a few things you’ll need to consider...
Choosing the right style
At Coleman Douglas Pearls, our range of men’s pearl jewellery features a myriad of styles and designs. If you love Timothée’s pearl/leather combo, our black warrior pearl bracelets are the perfect choice, available with freshwater or Tahitian pearls to suit your budget. Alternatively, you might prefer a modern grey pearl necklace or more subtle pearl cufflinks.
Finding the perfect pearls for your skin tone
You might also want to consider which colour pearls will complement your skin tone. Rich colours like black, gold and cream suit black and olive skin tones. Lighter skin tones that tan easily suit whites, pinks and peach shades. Meanwhile, the palest complexions suit frosty shades of pink, blue and green.
Types of pearls
From freshwater Biwa pearls to Akoya pearls, the sheer scope of pearl types is breathtaking in its diversity and style. Certain pearl types are rarer and more expensive than others, but designs can be tailored to your personal budget. For example, freshwater pearls can be dyed black for a similar look to the more expensive black Tahitian pearls.
Discover the Timothée Chalamet pearl necklace
If Timothée Chalamet has inspired you to embrace the world of pearl jewellery, then you’re in for a treat! Maybe you’re looking for the exact Tahitian pearl necklace worn by Timothée, or you’d rather choose different pearls for men that reflect your personality. There’s even the option of requesting your own bespoke design.
Whatever you choose, Coleman Douglas Pearls offers a beautiful array of pearl jewellery at your fingertips – from men’s pearl necklaces to bracelets, earrings and cufflinks. If you’d like to learn more, contact us on +44 (0) 20 7373 3369 or email email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.