Context generally is all the things, and awards-show apparel just isn’t excluded from that concept — simply ask Andrew Garfield and his stylist, Warren Alfie Baker, who have been aware of this thought when placing collectively the look the actor is carrying to Sunday’s 2023 SAG Awards at L.A.’s Fairmont Century Plaza.
Garfield was tapped as a presenter for what’s positive to be one of many SAG Awards’ highlights, introducing Sally Discipline to just accept her lifetime achievement award from the Display Actors Guild, which is honoring the beloved actress for her six-decade profession. “That’s going to be a very particular second, and Andrew may be very conscious of that,” Baker tells The Hollywood Reporter completely. “We didn’t need to do something too loopy, as a result of we needed to be respectful of the second. Sally is an absolute icon, so our dialog began with that in thoughts.”
Baker reached out to Valentino to create Garfield’s customized tuxedo, a double-breasted fashion in navy mohair with a navy satin notched lapel, paired with a covered-button tuxedo shirt in white cotton. “It’s a glance that feels clear, traditional and applicable to the event,” Baker notes.
The Below the Banner of Heaven star is roundly agreed to be among the many most fashionable males on present pink carpets, embracing designers that embody Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, Zegna and Gucci, whereas Valentino additionally ranks excessive amongst favored labels. “Andrew wore an important look in purple to final 12 months’s Impartial Spirit Awards, and he additionally attended the Valentino present in Rome [last July],” Baker says of their work with the Italian label. “We now have a very good relationship with them, and after we work on a customized look, there’s numerous shorthand, as a result of they’ve all his sizes. We solely had about two and a half weeks from the time he was confirmed as a presenter, which isn’t probably the most time, so it actually helps that Valentino’s turnaround on a customized look is basically fast.”
Viewers additionally will discover that Garfield, who usually eschews a tie along with his red-carpet seems to be, as soon as once more has finished so for the 2023 SAG Awards. “That is the occasion the place folks are inclined to play a bit, and also you get a little bit of a combined bag in fashion that may really feel a bit much less formal,” Baker says. “The shirt and not using a tie gives a bit extra of a relaxed really feel, and the result’s a cool, horny vibe.”
The look is completed with a hoop and necklace by David Yurman, Omega’s De Ville Status Co-Axial Grasp Chronometer Small Seconds watch in rose gold with a navy dial, and footwear by Santoni. “That’s additionally a nod to wanting to maintain the general look traditional and a bit understated,” the stylist provides of the latter element.
Baker and Garfield have been working collectively for roughly two and a half years, for the reason that actor launched into his tick, tick… BOOM! press tour. “Andrew seems to be actually superb in garments, so it’s extra about discovering the right silhouette for him,” Baker explains. “We play so much with coloration, and he’s at all times sport to strive new issues. As a stylist and a artistic, it’s so nice to work with somebody who brings that perspective. So after we work collectively, I’ll deliver numerous issues that I do know at this level he’s going to like, however I’ll nonetheless throw in a few wild playing cards, as a result of I do know he’s open to completely different stuff.”
In the end it’s a real collaboration, Baker says, and that’s integral to why Garfield’s red-carpet seems to be are profitable. “Perhaps it’s additionally the truth that we’re each British, and we gel and might discuss very British issues,” Baker provides with fun. “However we’re at all times happy with what we do and what we put on the market. Andrew actually loves the method, and we each know what we love. Perhaps that’s why it simply feels easy.”