On Friday, January 20, Robert Pattinson was one of the highlights at Dior’s Homme fall/winter 2023-2024 show during Paris Fashion Week. The Batman actor was looking very chic in brown and gray, with a fuzzy fleece-texture zipper jacket over a turtleneck in the same shade.
Underneath, he wore a pleated, navy tweed skirt that revealed his knee-high black boots. His hair looked almost wet, with soft curls falling over his forehead. Pattinson has worked with Dior for almost ten years, and is a Dior fragrance ambassador, working with the fashion house as they relaunch Dior Homme Sport.
Pattinson has been in the entertainment industry for decades now, and has spoken openly about how there is a very restrictive standard for men’s bodies in his field. He told ES Magazine in an interview published the day before the Dior show that these ideas about men’s physicality can get to anyone, adding, “Yeah, it’s crazy. Even if you’re just watching your calorie intake, it’s extraordinarily addictive. And you don’t quite realize how insidious it is until it’s too late.”
It is particularly disturbing to him how this trend influences the perception of young boys about their bodies and their relationship to exercise and eating. The actor claimed, however, that he is comfortable with his own body image, but has “tried every fad you can think of, everything except consistency.”
He continued, “I once ate nothing but potatoes for two weeks, as a detox. Just boiled potatoes and Himalayan pink salt. Apparently, it’s a cleanse…And I tried to do keto once. I was like, ‘Oh, there’s a diet where you just eat charcuterie boards and cheese all the time?’ But I didn’t realize you can’t have beer as it completely defeats the purpose.”
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.