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2. Robert Pattinson
He’s yet to wear a green suit, but Robert Pattinson didn’t lack on the red carpet this year at all. He didn’t look good just once, twice, or even three times — he had more than a handful of yummy looks in 2011, but I had to narrow down some of my favorites for this post. Shame, shame. Rob kicked off a stylish year with a Guccibespoke navy blue suit at the Golden Globe Awards that really popped with his reddish locks he was sporting for his role as Edward Cullen in “Breaking Dawn”.
Immediately after wrapping the final film in the “Twilight” saga, Rob took off on a global press tour for “Water for Elephants”. For the NYC premiere he, once again, rocked a Gucci look — this time a textured dark grey suit with a deep, dark red tie. I guess that was the last bit of red I got from him this year; I’m holding out hope for another bordeaux suit like he wore last year (2010) for the “Eclipse” premiere.
Rob was feeling a bit blue for the rest of the tour! For the Australian premiere the sexy actor wore a striking grayish-blue two-button Prada suit, later he selected a navy design by Dries Van Noten when he brought the film to his home of London.
When it came time to release “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″, Rob rocked over ten suit looks for a crazy amount of premieres and talk show appearances — but nothing stood out to me like his Armani in London. Rob joined his co-stars Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner for the UK premiere of the film in November wearing head-to-toe Emporio Armani. The mixture of dark shades of grey in this single-button suit looked amazing on him. It didn’t hurt that his scruff and tousled hair were at their very best that night.
The most critical element with this movie is, of course, the wedding (*spoiler alert* though, ed note: WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT TWICE ALREADY?), and this was misleading in the previews but there’s a dream sequence wedding and a real wedding. How did you delineate the two dresses from each other?
The script gave us a great opportunity to get inside Bella’s thoughts about the impending wedding. There’s a nightmare wedding and her perfect wedding. For the nightmare, we chose something that was a version of the dress that she would hate to wear. Something that’s uncomfortable and a dress Bella would be embarrassed in. It was stiff and had a boned bodice that showed a lot of bare skin which she’d be horrified by because she’s a bit of a tomboy.
There’s nothing very girly about her style so we had a huge, cumbersome, puffy skirt. We just tried to picture everything she’d find difficult to deal with and import that into a dress.
The real dress fit Bella like a second skin and I was really glad about how all that worked out. It reflects her simplicity and elegance. It’s not too girly, I thought it really hit the right note of having some vintage elements while working well for a modern woman.
Edward looked phenomenal in his tuxedo. Details on the boys please!
We put a lot of work into that too because we wanted to have them display a special, made-to-order feel. We didn’t want people to feel like you could just go out and buy them.
Well, there’s nothing off-the-rack about any of this.
[Laughs] No off-the-rack! Never. I drew up my ideal ideas for all the tuxedos. We wanted them to have a vintage feel, that sort of Edwardian turn-of-the-century vibe. Edward says, “I’ve been waiting a hundred years to marry you,” so we thought Alice would have fun riffing off of that.
But at the same time we didn’t want it to look theatrical, we wanted contemporary, young, and fresh. I drew up something that combined the lines of Edwardian formalwear and we made it up in beautiful contemporary Italian wools and gorgeous shirting materials. We had a fantastic collaboration with Brioni. Do you know Brioni, the wonderful Italian tailors?
Insane! I’d never dreamt that I’d see the back of that man’s knee.
There’s going to be so many inches of journalism written about this.
It’s breaking news. It’s MAJOR.
It’s a challenge to put an Englishman in shorts.
And Robert Pattinson is an Englishmen.
They have an instant freakout! I think it has to do with their public school uniforms that they wear as kids.
It’s all charcoal boiled wool.
Completely. Itchy, scratchy… they go, NOOOOOO long pants! We tried all sorts of different lengths but we ended up with a really classic look. My references were the Kennedys on summer vacation. That classic American summer wear. We went crisp with cool natural fibers, nautical navies and whites, trying to capture that classic style. More often than not, we went with a rolled-up chino but we didn’t think we could get away with not doing a short for a Brazilian scorching honeymoon so there you go.
From then on, I was put in my place—still I watched Pattinson’s mane grow and evolve over the course of its few short years with us. At times it was a pompadour of restrained heights. At others, it was a finger-messed mop of prophetically tousled matter. In its last days it was quieter and more subdued, short and textured with an oily sheen of immortal glory. Of course, its days were numbered.
It’s funny—looking at a wild head like that you always had the feeling it might live fast and die young. Things that great never stick around. But that didn’t make its departure any less tragic or absurd. It’s been almost a week, but I can’t stop thinking of that image. Mangled and dismembered. Half-shaven like Rosie. Paraded around at fucking Comic-Con like a prize! No.
Still, we’ll always have that moment, crystallized in time, accessible through YouTube— that Twilight bastard exiting some four-door, hair styled as if by accident, every strand quivering in the wind, godlike, forever young.
Let’s take a moment and remember that glorious hair !
The Harry Potter films are coming to an end but how has the stars’ style changed over time?
This photo almost killed our Robert Pattinson crushes dead. Almost, but not quite. In 2005, the actor, who played Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, thought it was a good idea to wear leather trousers, with a velvet jacket. Hmm – and we’re going to try and ignore those shoes. Not even you, Rob, can carry off this look.
Much better! In 2008 Robert swapped the leather and velvet for denim and general hotness. No wonder we were Robsessed as soon as we clapped eyes on him. Just a shame he forgot to tie his shoelaces.
Rob has developed his style credentials ever since and, this year, we named him 2011’s Best Dressed Man. Here, at the Water For Elephants German premiere, Rob wore a chocolate brown Gucci suit and showed he isn’t scared to experiment. As long as that experiment doesn’t involve those leather trouser, we’re happy with that, Rob.
In celebration of Robert Pattinson‘s 25th birthday TODAY, InStyle took a look back at some his hottest red carpet moments ever. Since his transformative casting as Edward in the Twilight movie in 2008 to his recent blockbuster Water For Elephants, the red carpet style of this once unknown Harry Potter extra has definitely evolved. His signature look now includes colored suits, sleek jackets, and his famously unkempt coif. Even the things critics scrutinize him for—untucked shirts, a dodgy, shy demeanor, and his hair—are exactly what his fans adore most. This guy is a smooth Hollywood heartthrob in the making, if not already. And with that, we say Happy Birthday!
This will always be one of my fav’s . *sigh* So gorgeous!