ICONS OF STYLE

THE TAL­ENTED AC­TOR FROM MR RO­BOT IS FORG­ING ANOTHER REP­U­TA­TION AS A NEXT- GEN MENSWEAR ICON.

Men's Style (Australia) - - Contents -

Rami Malek from Mr Ro­bot is a mod­ern day style icon

On page 138 of this is­sue we pay homage to a much recog­nised fash­ion icon for men in Steve Mcqueen, who has in­spired one of our main shoots with his time­less style, but in this reg­u­lar de­part­ment up­front we in­stead pay trib­ute to a younger, mod­ern-day torch car­rier for men­wear in Amer­i­can-egyp­tian ac­tor Rami Malek.

As the star of cultish TV se­ries Mr Ro­bot, Ma­lik plays a “cy­ber-se­cu­rity en­gi­neer by day, and a vig­i­lante hacker by night” op­po­site 1980s heart­throb Chris­tian Slater. The role earned Malek an Emmy Award for Out­stand­ing Lead Ac­tor in a Drama Se­ries at the 2016 awards.

Be­fore Mr Ro­bot, Malek had a long list of TV and film cred­its, in­clud­ing his de­but in the Gil­more Girls and play­ing King Ahk­men­rah in three Night At The Mu­seum films.

But it’s away from the day job that Malek caught our eye when we saw pho­tos from the 2016 Met Gala Ball, the an­nual fundraiser for New York’s Metropoli­tan Mu­seum of Art’s Cos­tume In­sti­tute that has turned into one of the world’s premier celebrity fash­ion pa­rades.

There was Malek in an awe­somely fit­ted mid­night blue tux, ba­si­cally tak­ing the cake as the best dressed man of the evening. It quickly led to some Google imag­ing of this chap we didn’t know much about which re­vealed that – hell’s bells – the dude is one of the snap­pi­est, doesn’t-put-a-foot-wrong male celebrity dressers we’ve seen in a long time.

Pat­terned bombers, vel­vet jack­ets, check suits with black shirt and tie, state­ment coats over tex­tured knits in in­ter­est­ing de­signs. Your Goslings and Skars­gards might get more at­ten­tion but Mr Malek has a se­ri­ous eye for how to put the right look to­gether.

Malek’s fash­ion chops were con­firmed when he starred along­side Boy Ge­orge and A$AP Rocky (what a trio) in the lat­est Dior Homme cam­paign.

At this year’s Screen Actors’ Guild Awards he re­in­forced the union in the suit pic­tured above, say­ing on the red car­pet: ”I’m wear­ing Dior. This was de­signed by their de­signer Kris Van Ass­che. I saw it in one of the run­way shows and said, ‘Boom. Please send it.’”

Malek was also spot­ted this year at Paris Fash­ion Week, em­pha­sis­ing he’s no slouch when it comes to fash­ion knowl­edge.

He’s also been an­nounced to play Fred­die Mer­cury in a Bryan Singer pro­duc­tion, Bo­hemian Rhap­sody, about the days lead­ing up to Queen’s ap­pear­ance at Live Aid in 1985.

Watch this space on Mr Malek, he’s style and sub­stance com­bined.

Red car­pet star: Rami Malek wears it and wears it well at var­i­ous open­ing nights.

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