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in this issue ASA BUTTERFIELD BY MITCHELL NGUYEN MCCORMACK

Compute This: Rami Malek is Our Latest Style Inspiration

MISTER ROBOTO. Known for playing incredibly quirky characters, award-winning actor Rami Malek doesn’t kid around when it comes to style

 

Rami Malek in Dior Homme at the Met Gala 2016
Rami Malek in Dior Homme at the Met Gala 2016

 

Many, many moons ago, a moviegoer went online to air his grievances with the “Night at the Museum” movies. His complaint? Whitewashing. His chosen example? The character of Pharaoh Ahkmenrah, who he alleged was played by a white actor. Problem is, playing said Egyptian royal is Rami Malek, a bona fide Egyptian-American actor.

The first “Night at the Museum” movie, by the way, was Malek’s big screen debut, which was soon followed by many other memorable roles in movies, TV and more. And since last year, Malek has risen to the top with hit TV show “Mr. Robot” that landed him a Primetime Emmy Award this September.

His recent Emmy win, however, ended up not only validating Malek’s skills as an actor, but also his mastery of the red-carpet look. In a venue where the menfolk can easily get away with a relatively well-cut suit or tux and a decent shirt, Malek has consistently shown an edge that’s rarely there. Color-wise, he tends to look bold. At this year’s Primetime Emmy, he was the only male actor to wear white. And even when he goes for less conspicuous colors, he still does so with certain flair. For a “Mr. Robot” event in New York some time ago, for example, he didn’t just wear a blue suit; he wore a Valentino blue sapphire suit.

 

Rami Malek in Dior Homme at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards
Rami Malek in Dior Homme at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards

 

It’s no big secret that Malek isn’t exactly as fashion savvy as his public appearances would suggest. Instead, he works with Ilaria Urbinati, stylist to many of Hollywood’s best-dressed gentlemen and most stylish ladies. This goes to show what goes into the making of an icon: The right figure, the right suit and the right stylist to put the first two together.

 

 

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