“A man is never fully dressed without a lil bling.” And for the 95th Academy Awards this past weekend, actor Kelvin Harrison Jr. was surely blinged-out. For the big night, Kelvin wore a Dior grey wool suit with an ivory sheer silk shirt and embellished brooches (the source of that bling) from the Fall/Winter 2023-2024 men’s collection. Looking incredibly chic, yet cool — something the Chevalier actor is quite known for. Over the past decade, Kelvin has starred in some of the most acclaimed films (see; Birth of a Nation, Luce, Cyrano, and Elvis) and throughout has cultivated quite the style portfolio. From challenging the norm of menswear and thinking outside the box with his red carpet ensembles, Kelvin is a style star we should all be paying attention to.
ESSENCE got an exclusive BTS look into Harrison’s pre-Oscar process. From grooming (s/o to Dior Beauty) and a mini hotel photoshoot (s/o to Sami Drasin) to heading to the Dolby Theater in style.
Let’s take a peek at Kelvin’s getting-ready diary.
Images courtesy of Sami Drasin (@samidrasin)
- Stylist: Michael Fisher (@mjonf)
- Groomer: Amber Burgin (@elaboratefaces)