In "Call Me by Your Name," Timothée Chalamet portrays a teenager pining for the affection of a graduate student played by Armie Hammer. During this awards season, the young Oscar nominee enjoyed another kind of bromance, a sartorial one with Berluti creative director Haider Ackermann.
According to Vogue, Tilda Swinton introduced Chalamet to Ackermann, whom the young thespian has declared to be his favorite designer. And Chalamet paid the ultimate compliment to Ackermann by picking a crisp ivory tuxedo from Berluti to wear to the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday.
On Instagram, soon after the red carpet ended and the Oscars telecast started, Ackermann posted a photo of Chalamet posing in his pristine outfit in front of a fire pump with the caption: "simply tremendously proud of U!"
Just the previous night, the designer threw up a candid black-and-white selfie with the actor, whom he dubbed "little Bro."
Chalamet kicked off awards season last September with a tan double-breasted jacket by Berluti that he wore at the Toronto Film Festival. Two months later, at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, he picked a burgundy velvet suit from the luxury brand.
Eventually, Chalamet started appearing on Ackermann's personal Instagram page, making his debut Jan. 7 in an all-black look for the Golden Globes. The 22-year-old then attended Berluti's fall 2018 runway show in Paris. He later wore a vivid blue silk suit and Bergen boots by Berluti to the London Film Critics' Circle Awards.
Ackermann may have to move over to make room in this fashion friendship.
James Ivory, who won for his adapted screenplay of "Call Me by Your Name," accepted his Oscar on Sunday while wearing a white shirt etched with Chalamet's face under his standard black tuxedo.