The Hottest New Fashion Trend for Men Is…Harnesses?

ON JULY 18, 2018, Chadwick Boseman wore a white, chest-spanning leather harness over his cream-colored tuxedo to the ESPY Awards. Months later, Timothée Chalamet showed up at the Golden Globes in a glittery gothic version of the harness and Michael B. Jordan, not to be outdone, strapped on a floral embroidered one for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. This trio of body-crossing contraptions, all from Virgil Abloh’s first collection as Louis Vuitton’s menswear designer, have confounded awards-show followers. Are the harnesses bedazzled gun holsters? Sparkly black lederhosen? Toddler reins for adults? For my money, they…

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