Over the weekend there was an abundance of famous men wearing nice suits on the Upper West Side, which can mean one of many things. In this case, however, the occasion was the world premiere of the latest David O. Russell film, called a post-World War I crime thriller Amsterdam It stars Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Rami Malek, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, Zoe Saldaña, Mike Myers, Michael Shannon, Timothy Olyphant, Taylor Swift and Robert De Niro, among others. And when a project comes out of Hollywood that involves so many famous people, it’s sure to provide some red carpet fodder.
Many of these A-listers were in attendance at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on Sunday, including Ben Stiller, who hosted a panel discussion after the screening, and the only Drake to executive produce the film alongside his-company-friends Future and Matthew Budman. (Nevertheless, tension surrounding Russell, who has made multiple allegations of misconduct, including a 2011 allegation of sexual assault by his niece, went unheeded by the notable onstage attendees.) And even for a relatively low-key Manhattan premiere, Drizzy — who arrived in an amethyst-colored velvet Tom Ford jacket, shiny black boots and fresh braids he’d done at dinner at upscale sushi joint Matsuhisa the night before — and set the Hollywood tone.
Bale, meanwhile, wore a shiny ’80s-inspired suit – an incongruous choice for a film set in the 1930s full of tweed and slapdash bow ties, although technically there aren’t any rules stating that red-carpet ensembles are themed should belong. Paired with his casual, tonal navy outfit from earlier in the day, Bale’s style for work and play would make sense on a costume mood board for another try American gigolo make new.
Malek’s day-to-night wardrobe, with the help of his stylist Ilaria Urbinati, felt more direct in 2022 and also presented two sides of the current menswear trends coin: Earlier in the day he wore a single-breasted Prada jacket fastened with a plastic buckle and a nylon strap before changing to a slightly more classic but still very trendy boxy Prada suit and winged Cartier brooch.
His co-star John David Washington also wore Prada in the form of a late-summer khaki suit.
Shannon, in the simplest of evergreen suits and an olive knit tie, and Myers, in a lovely charcoal wool jacket and worn sneakers, rounded out the hodgepodge. Hollywood is back, even in Amsterdam in NYC.