Timothee Chalamet is the first man in the magazine’s 106-year history to appear alone on the cover of British Vogue.
he 26-year-old Hollywood star wears his signature curly locks for the two alternative covers, photographed by Steven Meisel.
British Vogue Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful said he’s “waiting for the moment to feel right” to have a man on the print cover and wanted it to feel “effortless”.
“Timothee Chalamet is modern man incarnate, as an actor and as a person,” he said.
“When we started talking about the possibility of this cover a few months ago, it was immediately clear that Timothee is just Timothee.
“Not designed or marketed by the Hollywood and fashion machines to appeal to teenagers or grandmothers, women or men, he is just himself. He is a man for everyone.
“So here he is, a young actor at the peak of his early career, reminiscent of the Deans and DiCaprios of decades past, but with a connection to a new generation who are dismantling old-fashioned notions of manhood on course.”
Enninful, 50, said the actor brought “energy, humility and zest for life” to the shoot, which Chalamet described as a career favorite to date.
He follows in the footsteps of global superstar Harry Styles, who became the first man to be featured solo on the cover of US Vogue in 2020.
During his interview, Chalamet admitted the lockdown made him “suddenly very aware” of being an adult.
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He said: “When Covid hit I had to step back and embrace the idea that the biggest rock star… No, I don’t want to use that word, sorry, sorry. scratch rock star.
“But (everyone has to) deal with taxes and the dentist and real growing up, you know? I should have tried to get my adult feet under me a little earlier than I did.
“I’ve really had to, you know, be honest with myself that in life, being able to ball myself up against the wall like I threw everything at it when I was young, miraculously , has gotten me to where I am .
“But then to go into a grown-up mindset. I’ve always paid my taxes, I’ve always been to the dentist, but suddenly I’m very aware of that.”
Chalamet is currently starring in the cannibal love story Bones And All directed by Luca Guadagnino who collaborated with the actor in the 2017 film Call Me By Your Name.
The film earned Chalamet an Oscar nomination for Best Actor and also starred with Armie Hammer.
Chalamet said: “I had delusional dreams in my early teens that I would have an acting career in my late teens.
“And in my late teens, when I was working on Homeland and starting doing theater in New York, I felt like I had narrowed my goal down to something more realistic, which was to work in theater and hopefully make enough money, either with a TV show or something I could feed myself.
“And then it felt like every dream came true exponentially. And then life moves at six million miles an hour.”
Chalamet is also starring in the upcoming Willy Wonka prequel, a musical about the character’s early life.
Discussing the title role, in which he has seven musical numbers, he added, “This film is so sincere, it’s so joyful.
“I hate to say it, but an artist’s dream is to throw anything you want on the wall, you know? And I guess what I’m realizing right now is that personal life, adult life, can be pretty boring and the artist’s life can still be extraordinary.”
The full article is available in British Vogue’s October issue as a digital download and on newsstands from September 20th.
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