Red CarpetJaden Smith, Ansel Elgort, and More Hollywood Young Guns Really Went for It Last Night
The good, the weird, and the WTF.
A red-carpet event focused specifically on emerging or young talent apparently has a way of inspiring/forcing attendees to really go for it with their clothes. They’re being recognized for their edginess and fresh perspective, and so they’ve got to live up to that with what they put on, right? Think of the MTV Movie and Video Music Awards (especially in the ‘90s and ‘00s) for proof of that. That said, last night at Variety’s annual Young Hollywood event, we weren’t surprised to see all kinds of sartorial shenanigans from YouTube personalities, celebrity spawn, and young actors alike. That doesn’t mean we didn’t enjoy it. Here’s a look at the craziest style swerves in the bunch.
Dylan Jagger Lee
The fashion-obsessed son of Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson wasn’t going to show up to a big event like this in some ripped jeans and Chelsea boots (leave that ubiquitous formula to Scott Disick and Co). Instead, the 18-year-old went full on goth cowboy with some aggressively blow-dried bangs thrown in for good measure. Sorry, but we love this kid.
At this point, Ansel Elgort is no stranger to the red carpet and we really appreciate his enthusiasm for just going for it last night. But his big mistake was trying to make a statement with every single thing he put on. When it comes to swervy pieces like a tuxedo jacket or some stellar Pierre Hardy high tops or camo, well, anything camo, less is always more.
Jaden Smith is the king of DGAF style right now, so we expected the young actor to show up in an impressive outfit. The look he wore was a nice twist on the winning formula he’s been using at events recently: cropped black jeans and boxy embellished jacket with skater-kid socks and sneakers to finish things off. That’s proof that being bold with your clothes doesn’t mean you have to reinvent the wheel every damn night.
Vine superstar and Calvin Klein model Cameron Dallas continues to get our attention with his surprisingly sophisticated suiting game and age-appropriate California-kid off-duty style. The wine-hued three-piece suit he wore last night fit him well and the matching shoes and Western-themed pocket square added a runway finish. More guys under 30 should have this much fun with formal clothes.