Timothee Chalamet styled himself for Little Women

Timothee Chalamet

Timothee Chalamet helped create the look for his character Theodore 'Laurie' Laurence in Little Women.

The 24-year-old is known for his high-fashion sense of style and regularly shuns traditional suits on the red carpet in favour of bold and interesting looks from the likes of Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton, and Alexander McQueen.

Greta Gerwig, the director of the period drama, has revealed that costume designer Jacqueline Durran let Timothee put together his own looks for Laurie because he has such a "fabulous sense of style".

"The truth is Jacqueline, the costume designer, said Timothee has such a fabulous sense of style that she basically would just let him do what he wanted," the 36-year-old filmmaker told Variety's The Big Ticket podcast. "She did hang a bunch of different costumes in his trailer and say, 'Whatever you want to put together.'"

The filmmaker encouraged the Oscar-nominated actor to research fashionable French male socialites from the 19th century, as well as the work of poet Charles Baudelaire, to prepare for the role.

Costume designer Jacqueline previously told Vulture that she was aware of Timothee's young fan base, and wanted to keep that in mind while styling his lovelorn character.

"I was looking for a style of suit that would be accessible to a young audience in terms of what they wanted to look at Timothee wearing," she explained, noting that she was inspired by Bob Dylan and James Tissot's painting The Circle of the Rue Royale.

"He contributed so strongly to how he wore the clothes. He has a way of wearing things. He's a very iconic kind of boy. He's one of the most stylish people I've ever met," she gushed.

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