While we waited patiently for the new Batman movie to come out, it was a perfect opportunity to scour the internet for any new information about the renowned actor, Robert Pattinson. What we found was quite interesting! It seems that the 28-year-old English actor has taken up permanent residence in Paris, France. This makes sense, considering he was previously married to high-profile French photographer and model, Stella Morrison. As part of the divorce settlement, Pattinson was allowed to keep the couple’s two sons, Harry and Abel, aged three and five, respectively. The boys now go to school in Paris and their mother stays at home with them. Interestingly, when Stella Morrison was first announced to be filing for divorce, rumors began to swirl that she had cheated on Pattinson.

It seems that the rumors were true. Last year, Pattinson began dating French actress, Lea Seydoux. The 32-year-old actress previously dated Hollywood director, Tim Burton (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), and French author, Emmanuelle de Maupassant. In September 2017, the couple became engaged. They kept the news secret for almost a year before making it public in December. Since then, Pattinson has attended numerous red carpet events, including the Met Gala in New York City, where he was both praised and criticized for his choice of ensembles.

Red Carpet Attire Choice Inspires Conversation

As we’ve established, Pattinson is a man of eclectic taste when it comes to clothing. He has worn everything from Dolce & Gabbana suits and Burberry scarves to Armani suits and Burberry blazers. While we can’t condone his fashion choices (we’re more of a Marks & Spencer girl), it seems that the eclectic mix is what has helped to keep him so popular. Many have compared his eclectic fashion style to rapper, Kanye West’s – another man with a history of controversial fashion choices. When he attended the Met Gala last year in New York City, many felt that his fashion choices were a comment on the controversial state of politics in the country at the time.

Now that we’ve established that Pattinson is indeed a man of eclectic taste, let’s take a closer look at some of his more interesting outfits. While most of his red carpet attire choices have been described as quirky or daring, some have been more controversial than others.

Suit & Scarf For Dior

In September 2016, Pattinson attended the Dior fashion house’s men’s haute couture fashion show, wearing a suit and Dior scarves. He opted for a tie-waist dress in a maroon and white pattern with matching accessories. If you’ll remember, this was around the time that the presidential election was heating up. In the end, Donald Trump won the election and became the next president of the United States.

Met Gala 2017

In the lead-up to his wedding day in September 2017, Pattinson dressed in tuxedos for nearly every event. When he attended the Met Gala in New York City, he once again opted for a suit and scarves. As you’ll recall, the Met Gala is an annual gala event that honors the theme of the upcoming Met Gala– a celebration of Francis Bacon’s art collection. So, in keeping with the theme, the 28-year-old actor opted for a black and white checkerboard patterned shirt dress with matching tie and pocket square. Again, this was a combination of the elegance of a tuxedo and the quirkiness of a checkerboard pattern.

Bacon-Inspired Attire

It seems that Bacon-inspired attire is something that Pattinson has become rather fond of in recent months. In fact, he wore a shirt featuring a picture of the late English artist, Francis Bacon, on September 12, 2017 – the day before he married his lover, Lea Seydoux. This was no ordinary shirt, either; it was a custom-made, handmade shirt that the artist wore in his final weeks. The front and back are adorned with a graphic of Bacon’s face and the words ‘Here Comes the Son’ in reference to his 1992 book, The Face of Genius.

Richemont Diamonds

It seems that Pattinson is also rather fond of jewels. In fact, many of his recent red carpet appearances have been ensembles, where he wears several diamond- or ruby-encrusted rings. Most notably, he wore a pair of diamond studs in his nose, a diamond necklace, and a diamond-and-ruby earrings. The expensive jewelry, which he accessorizes with a range of colorful hats, is a way of paying respect to his favorite designer, Richemont.

White On White

Pattinson opted for another white ensemble for his appearance at the 2018 Grammys. The white shirt and pants are the same patterned shirt and pants he wore at the Dior fashion house’s men’s haute couture show in 2016. While most people may perceive these ensembles as simple, it seems that these are in fact a statement regarding his style preferences. This time, he wore white on white as a commentary on the current political climate in the country. It is unlikely that a celebrity has ever taken a visible stand against the current administration before. However, as the saying goes, ‘fashion should never be political’ and he continues to prove this point.

Burberry

One of Pattinson’s most interesting recent ensembles came in the form of a coat and Burberry scarf. In fact, this was somewhat of a return to form for the actor, who had not been seen in a Burberry outfit for some time. When he wore the outfit on November 16, 2017, he made headlines both in and outside of the UK. It seems that the sight of an English celebrity wearing a Burberry scarf was so rare that many could not believe it when they saw it.

Red On Red

Like many other fashionistas, the English actor has also taken a liking to outfits that feature two different shades of red. He wore a burgundy and red dress for his appearance at the 2017 Golden Globes, which was matched with a matching red leather jacket. The combination of the two was striking. Since then, he has appeared at several red carpet events, including the Met Gala, in a similar outfit. As before, he accessorizes with a wide range of hats, this time opting for a safari hat for the occasion. In general, the two-toned red attire seems to be something of an all-time favorite for Pattinson, who wears it with different outfits and on different occasions. He even wore it to the Buckingham Palace premiere of The Laughter of London, where he hosted the event. It seems that the English actor has found a way of expressing his individuality, which we admire.

With all of these ensembles, we can see that Pattinson is often inspired by the work of Francis Bacon or the zeitgeist of the moment. Whatever the case may be, we’re sure that he will continue to amaze with the unique outfits he chooses.