“Do you ever feel like a chess piece yourself? In a game being played against your will.” - ”Do you?” “Constantly. I see them leaning in and moving me around the board. “ […] - ”Then you had better master the rules of the game until you play it better than they can.” “You don’t recommend I find a husband to play it for me?” - “I should find one to play it with you, not for you.”
Welcome everyone to this week’s brand spanking new edition of Fashion Crush Friday! For those of your who are new to our weekly tradition, each Friday I discuss who I think is just the cat’s meow in today’s ever-changing fashion world. Whether it’s impeccable art direction, a fashion pioneer, or in this week’s case a progressive young Hollywood actor, I will discuss, obsess and fangirl over their fashion prowess. Now that you got the scoop, let’s get this show on the road!
The term “Young Hollywood” has been around since what seems like the dawn of time. Each generation, a new crop of promising actors and actresses walk center stage and demand our attention. Though some are quickly forgotten, the intensity and vigor with which this actor has come on the scene is beyond attention-grabbing. Dane DeHaan has been building steady momentum in becoming film’s most progressive and talented actors today. Whether he’s breaking male stereotypes in films like Kill Your Darlings or portraying the iconic James Dean in Life, DeHaan has a field of work that stretches all perimeters. That being said, acting is not where this 29-year-old stops at being stellar. Seeing DeHaan in such films like Chronicle or Place Beyond the Pines, where he plays a disheveled, angsty teenager could not be farther from the image he upholds in the public and printed eye. DeHaan quickly gained attention when he became the face for the fashion powerhouse, Prada, and he hasn’t stopped there. He has graced the spreads of magazines such as Interview and GQ sporting anything from a fitted, plaid Saint Laurent suit and Ferragamo button down to a Balenciaga leather jacket and Marc Jacobs mesh tee-shirt without even batting an eye. Talk about stylized multi-tasking. DeHaan has even been photographed by the likes of Terry Richardson, sporting an ironically themed tee-shirt featuring, who else, but himself with the sweeping caption “What Dreams are made of”. And who are we to argue? His juxtapositioning style and attitude offer up an exciting modge-podge of all things cool, quirky, and collected. The only thing left to say about this style risk taker can be eloquently summed up by quoting the cult classic film, Clueless…“Cher, the boy can dress.”
Thank you to everyone who has stopped by to be a part of our Fashion Crush Fridays! We laughed, we cried, we obsessed. Until next week, may your days be safe, sassy and chic.