Timothee Chalamet became the first man to appear alone on the cover of British Vogue in the magazine’s 106-year history.
The 26-year-old Hollywood star flaunts her signature curly locks for the two alternative covers, photographed by Steven Meisel.
British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful said he was waiting for “the moment to feel good” to have a man on the print cover and wanted him to feel “effortless”.
“Timothee Chalamet is the modern man embodied, as an actor and as a person,” he said.
“When we started talking about the possibility of this coverage several months ago, it immediately became apparent that Timothee is just Timothee.
“Neither manipulated nor marketed by Hollywood and fashion machines to attract teenagers or grandmothers, women or men, he is simply himself. He is a man for everyone.
“And so here he is, a young actor at the height of his career, reminiscent of the Deans and DiCaprios of decades past, but with a relationship with a new generation that dismantles old-fashioned notions of masculinity as a matter of course.”
Enninful, 50, said the actor brought “energy, humility and joie de vivre” to the shoot, which Chalamet described as his career favorites to date.
He follows in the footsteps of global superstar Harry Styles, the first man pictured alone on the cover of the US version of Vogue in 2020.
During his interview, Chalamet admitted that the lockout period made him “suddenly very aware” that he was an adult.
He said, “When Covid hit, it required me to step back and be humbled that the greatest rock star … No, I don’t want to use that word, sorry, sorry. Scratch the rock star.
“But (everyone has) to deal with, like, taxes, the dentist and the real adult, you know? I should have tried to get my adult feet under me a little earlier than I did.
“I found myself having to really, you know, be honest with myself that the point I was able to get to myself in life was the balls to the wall, like throwing everything at (it) at a young age that , by a miracle, it took me to where I am.
“But to then move on to an adult mentality. I’ve always paid my taxes, I’ve always gone to the dentist, but suddenly I’m very aware of it ”.
Chalamet currently stars in the cannibal love story Bones And All directed by Luca Guadagnino, who worked with the actor on the 2017 film Call Me by Your Name.
The film earned Chalamet an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and he also portrayed Armie Hammer.
Chalamet said, “I had a delusional dream in my early teens to have an acting career in my late teens.
“And in my late teens, working on Homeland and starting doing theater in New York, I felt like I had reduced my goal to something more realistic, which was to work in the theater and hopefully make enough money doing a show. television or something I could support myself (with).
“And then it seemed like every dream came true, exponentially. And then life moves at six million miles per hour.
Chalamet also stars in Willy Wonka’s upcoming prequel, a musical about the character’s early life.
Speaking of the lead role, in which he has seven musical numbers, he added: “This film is so sincere, it’s so joyful.
“I hate to say it, but an artist’s dream is to throw whatever shit you want against the wall, you know? And I guess what I realize is that personal life, adult life, can be quite boring and the artist’s life can still be extraordinary. “
The full story is available in the October issue of British Vogue via digital download and on newsstands from 20 September.