Sitting next to Robert Pattinson at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Gala in Mayfair, it’s hard not to feel slightly intimidated. The 26-year-old English actor is one of the most in-demand, highest-paid and most glamorous stars in Hollywood. He is the epitome of cool.
Pattinson’s charm and charisma make him the perfect match for fashion icon Anna Wintour. The two have been dating since 2014 and were joined at the Vanity Fair event by the editor-in-chief’s husband, photographer Patrick Demay. Wintour and Demay are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their marriage. According to E! News, the couple tied the knot in April 2014 at St. Andrew’s Church in the South of France. The ceremony was attended by Pattinson and a number of famous faces, including Miranda Kerr, Marion Cotillard and Stella McCartney.
Pattinson is known for his starring roles in the Twilight franchise. He plays vampire Edward Cullen in the films based on the bestselling novels by Stephanie Meyer. The actor also portrayed fashion designer Calvin Klein in the 2017 biopic adaptation of his life, directed by Bill Cunningham. In the film, Klein is believed to have introduced Pattinson to Karl Lagerfeld, the fashion house’s designer. Lagerfeld later served as the inspiration for the Calvin Klein male fragrance.
Pattinson has become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood, starring in high profile films and campaigns. His work has won critical acclaim and put him at the forefront of Hollywood’s A-listers. Last year, he was ranked the 89th most attractive man in the world by Forbes Magazine.
In April 2019, Pattinson revealed to Entertainment Tonight that he is looking for a wife and is actively dating. “I am a good guy,” he said. “I want the perfect girl. Who knows? Maybe she’ll be a good guy too.”
The English actor was previously married to his Twilight co-star, Kristen Stewart. The couple called it quits in 2016 after two years of marriage. Since then, Pattinson has been linked to a number of women. He has yet to publicly confirm or deny his relationships. But, whether he’s with a member of the LGBT+ community or a woman, you can be sure that he’ll keep his private life private.
Why Are Women Flocking To Date A Man With Such A Successful Career?
It’s no secret that Hollywood’s leading men command the highest prices when it comes to dating. Aside from being one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood, Pattinson is also the founder of the real-life Twilight fan club, The Cullens, with his wife, Kristen Stewart. The couple created the club in 2012 to help fans connect and engage with others who share their passion for Twilight. Since its inception, the group has grown to over 12,000 members around the world.
Members of The Cullens work remotely as marketing and communications directors, brand managers and other creative jobs for a variety of companies. In some instances, they even coach others on social media. The role suits their personalities perfectly – Stewart is the digital guru and connector while Pattinson is the public face of the franchise who holds court over dinner parties and other social gatherings. Plus, they’re both incredibly handsome men.
Although they’ve kept their Twilight fan club a secret, their Instagram accounts are often filled with pictures of the couple posing with famous faces or holding court over drinks and dinner parties. It looks like Stewart and Pattinson are having a blast playing the part of a Hollywood power couple while also maintaining their privacy. Women can’t get enough of it. Or maybe they can?
The Ultimate A-List Partner
Forbes has ranked the most powerful celebrity couples of all time. To make the list, Forbes looked at a number of criteria, including the strength of the celebrity partnership, the fame of each individual, the number of child or grandchild actors or musicians the couple has produced and the significance of each individual to their partner’s career. According to the publication, these are the 25 most powerful celebrity couples of all time.
While Stewart and Pattinson might not yet be married, they are undeniably an influential power couple. The publication also ranked them the 12th most powerful celebrity couple as of May 2019.
This celebrity power couple has transcended time and space. When they appeared on the August 2019 cover of Vogue, it marked the third appearance for both stars on this prestigious publication’s cover. Since the 1980s, Vogue has featured at least one member of the Cullens on its cover, including Anna Wintour, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, and Vogue Paris fashion director, Carine Roitge. The cover stars have been known to influence the fashion industry and the public’s perception of beauty and fashion.
A Royal Affair
Pattinson didn’t just become renowned for his role as Edward Cullen. He also gained recognition for his role as Prince Edward in the 2005 film adaptation of Downton Abbey. The actor replaced Charlie Hunnam in the role, as he was unable to commit to the project. He subsequently appeared in the TV series’ final episode as a guest judge. Since 2005, Pattinson has also appeared in a variety of other TV shows and films. But it’s his work in the cinema that has made him truly iconic. Not to mention, the prince is one of England’s most eligible bachelors. So, it’s no wonder that people are curious about meeting this royal heartthrob. Especially women. But, other than his well-earned reputation as Hollywood’s ultimate bachelor, is there anything special about Prince Edward?
In the 2005 film adaptation of Downton Abbey, the prince’s love interests are depicted as upper class, well-bred women. While the film didn’t explicitly state that Edward is a royal, the character is often referred to as royalty, even though he was descended from English aristocracy and spent much of his life in the country, far from his parents’ home in Scotland. So, it would appear that Edward’s good looks and affluent lifestyle have indeed made him famous (and perhaps notorious) among women. Perhaps it’s time for Prince Edward to set up that royal engagement?
What About Career-wise?
Apart from being a member of one of Hollywood’s most recognizable and most high-profile couples, what else do we know about Pattinson? Well, for starters, the 26-year-old actor worked his way up from obscurity, becoming famous for his roles in the Twilight film franchise. He played Edward Cullen in all four of the franchise’s movies. Next came Downton Abbey and The King’s Speech, in which he played opposite Helena Bonham Carter and Sir Michael Caine. Last year alone, he was cast in two major motion pictures, Rocketman and Zodiac.
Since 2008, he’s been a brand ambassador for Burberry, appearing in both commercial and in-house films. In 2014, Pattinson signed a seven-figure deal with the luxury goods company, worth an estimated $7 million per year. He’ll reportedly appear in two separate Burberry campaigns next year.
Pattinson is also a frequent collaborator with Gucci, the Italian fashion house. He has appeared in a number of their films, including their latest outing, The Luxury Quiver. The collaboration between the two fashion houses is now valued at over $30 million. So, it appears that being in the public eye and working in the fashion industry has indeed helped Pattinson’s dating life. Of course, he wouldn’t be the first male star to make that claim.
The Fashion Icon That Is Karl Lagerfeld
Another influential and well-known figure often associated with the beautiful people of Hollywood is fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. He first met the English actor in Paris during the height of the Twilight fever. Since then, they’ve worked together on a number of iconic fashion campaigns. Perhaps the most well-known one is the Chanel N°5 promotion in 2015. In the spot, Lagerfeld’s designs were shown against a backdrop of art deco buildings in Paris. The designer’s distinct use of color and embellishment made even the plainest of outfits stand out.
In the past year alone, Lagerfeld and Pattinson have worked together on a variety of projects, including the Chanel N°5 campaign, the Gucci 2018 summer fragrance campaign and the creation of the Calvin Klein fragrance. Plus, the famed fashion houses have been responsible for designing outfits and costumes for Pattinson’s acting roles.