Austin Butler is a method actor and, apparently, a method dresser. The Elvis star—who famously has maintained his accent for the Baz Luhrmann film on- and off-screen for three years—donned some Nashville rock’n’roll-ready Saint Laurent heels to the Oscars ceremony tonight. One can easily imagine the lacquered, pointed boots on a young Elvis Presley.
The growing embrace of high-heeled shoes by men’s style stars has been a growing trend—as illustrated by everyone from Lil Nas X to Conan Gray to Timothée Chalamet as of late. (The higher the shoe, the closer to God!)
For his strong contribution to the trend, Butler rounded out the rockish bite of his heeled boots with a clean, dapper black suit also by Saint Laurent. While decidedly simple and elegant, the suit did feature subtle nods to Elvis—namely the stiff, padded shoulders.
The Oscars might represent the piece de resistance of Butler’s awards campaign for Elvis He’s nominated for “Best Actor,” alongside contenders such as Brendan Fraser and Colin Farrell, tonight. But we have a feeling Butler might keep touches of the music legend in his style DNA for a bit longer.
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