Right after dropping his surprise track This is America half a month ago, Childish Gambino admitted his deliberate avoidance of social media, dreading negative reactions. The same can’t be said from the opposite end though. The critically praised music video continues to rake in views and analytical hypothesis on its complex tapestry of symbolism. Meanwhile, Donald Glover — that’s Gambino’s real name — is busy with his acting career as he tours in style for his latest movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story, from Los Angeles (velvet pink Bottega Veneta polo shirt) all the way to Cannes (custom pale lavender Gucci Heritage suit).
Speaking of Cannes, the film extravaganza ended on a high note with the Palme d’Or won by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda for his splendid Shoplifters, which depicts the life of a family of thieves and throwaways on the margins in Japan. But not without a packing punch of #MeToo from Italian director Asia Argento who delivered a shattering rebuke to the festival where she once became victim to Harvey Weinstein. With the industry’s women making statements via verbal outspokenness and sartorial choices, this year’s Cannes Film Festival had been nothing but groundbreaking.
From Childish Gambino looking pretty fly in pink to David Beckham in Kim Jones’ first creation for Dior Homme, here are the week’s best fashion ‘Grams.
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