HOW I GOT MY STYLE: ANSEL ELGORT
I had my nails painted up until today. My dad needed a pedicure, so we went there together and I got them done. There was this woman there, she had seen Baby Driver, and she said, “You might know my husband—his name is Wayne Gretzky. He’s coming to pick me up for lunch.” So I was getting my nails painted, and then Wayne Gretzky came, and I couldn’t shake his hand because my nails were still drying. My style changes all the time. The second I start to feel like I have something that’s a go-to, I throw it out the window. Right now I’m really into color. I was obsessed with deejaying, and I didn’t want to just be a computer DJ; I wanted to use the hardware. So I went to Guitar Center and I bought two CDJ 2000s, a DJM-2000 mixer, and a pair of Atom monitors. It cost almost ten grand. I had just done Carrie and that was my first paycheck, right out of high school. The smell of Red Rush is great. It’s clean and fresh. I’ll wear it when I want to let loose. Plus, Polo is so iconic. And yeah, I’m down to represent Polo. When I was working [on The Goldfinch], I wore these bespoke suits. I felt that character was taking over my life. I needed to remind myself that I was this colorful kid and not this dark, depressing guy. So I would wear this purple jacket from Canada Goose and Opening Ceremony. It was nice to put on my clothes at the end of the day and know I could go home and go to sleep as myself.