If you haven’t been to see Ryan Gosling’s La La Land yet, make it your weekend priority. The Damien Chazelle film is a rose-tinted musical homage to Hollywood’s golden age, set in present-day Los Angeles.
The love story between a perfectionist jazz musician (Ryan Gosling) and an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) already has women fawning over the flowing dresses worn by Stone’s character. So in the interest of keeping things fair, we’re championing the fashion and style choices of Gosling’s character, Sebastian, which unsurprisingly suited the actor down to a T.
In an interview with CNN, the film’s costume designer Mary Zophres said she, Chazelle and Gosling agreed that the character would reflect his appreciation for the classics in his style. That meant no jeans, t-shirts or trainers.
WhileLa La Land is a modern day film, it is also an unapologetic throwback to Hollywood’s heyday of the 1930s and ’40s, so dressing like Ryan Gosling’s character may turn a few heads when you step outside, but is that such a bad thing? Besides, fashion trends often go full circle and some of these will be back ‘in’ before long, if they’re not already. Here’s how to replicate Ryan Gosling’s look in the film.