Timothée Chalamet Also Misses the SoHo Topshop Store

Till at the moment, Timothée Chalamet—famous style man—had surprisingly by no means starred in a serious model marketing campaign. That each one modified this morning, when Chanel introduced the red-hot actor as the most recent face of Bleu de Chanel, the French luxurious home’s top-selling males’s perfume.

Rumors about Chalamet’s potential Chanel ambassadorship cropped up on-line a number of weeks in the past, when paparazzi and onlookers alike snapped the actor filming a Martin Scorsese-directed advert spot for the perfume in New York Metropolis late final month. (Scorsese beforehand directed one other Bleu de Chanel business starring its former longtime ambassador, the late French actor-model Gaspard Ulliel, in 2010.) Although the business—which to this point appears to characteristic Chalamet galavanting round NoHo and on a wet subway platform in Astoria—gained’t be out till the autumn, an accompanying marketing campaign shot by Mario Sorrenti will probably seem on billboards across the metropolis starting in June.

Courtesy of Mario Sorrenti for Chanel

Talking of New York Metropolis: Chalamet, who grew up in Hell’s Kitchen, shared some alternative native-Manhattanite soundbites in a Vogue interview tied to the announcement. Maybe the juiciest perception? {That a} teenaged Timmy did most of his buying on the now-shuttered Topshop flagship retailer on Broadway in SoHo. “Truthfully it was the ladies’s garments at Topshop for me,” he mentioned. “That’s the stuff that simply match rising up.” 

The actor additionally, per an accompanying video, nonetheless maintains his city-bred urge for food: “Bagels are about 95% of this weight loss program proper right here,” he mentioned. “They hold me alive.” Then he added, laughing: “You’re not gonna use that in a Chanel advert.”

In the identical interview, the actor dished on two of his most-discussed upcoming tasks: the Roald Dahl adaptation Wonka, which hits theaters in December, and James Mangold’s Bob Dylan biopic A Full Unknown, which begins filming in New York this summer time. (Each movies are musicals, and Chalamet shall be doing his personal singing in every.) On the Wonka entrance, Chalamet mentioned he felt compelled “to work on one thing that may have an uncynical younger viewers.” 

Chalamet and Martin Scorsese are seen on the Bleu de Chanel business set on April 22, 2023 in New York Metropolis.Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Pictures

“In a time and local weather of intense political rhetoric,” he mentioned, “when there’s a lot unhealthy information on a regular basis, that is hopefully going to be a bit of chocolate.”

However the Dylan flick, now years within the making, has been a bit extra sophisticated. “I’ve been making ready for perpetually,” the actor informed Vogue with a sigh. The method has included day by day periods with a voice coach, which introduced him again to his days at Fiorello H. LaGuardia Excessive College, the performing arts establishment made well-known in Fame.

“I can’t count on anybody outdoors of the New York Metropolis public college system to know this, however there’s a manufacturing of Cabaret at LaGuardia, class of 2013, you could watch on YouTube,” he mentioned. “I keep in mind the New York Occasions critic Ben Brantley saying very good issues about it, so I’m going to emphasise that.”

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