New Yorkers lined up for early voting this weekend, and there’s no clearer indication that all votes are equal than standing next to a movie star for over 3 hours. Timothée Chalamet — the Dune star and Hell’s Kitchen native — spent Saturday next to W42ST reader Henry Johnson.
Timothée broadcast on Instagram Live from the line to encourage fans to vote as he queued in midtown. “Right now, I’m literally voting at my early voting station in New York at Madison Square Garden, which feels particularly metaphorical because I’ve seen many great things happen here,” he said. “So, I’m hoping another great thing happens today…”
For fashionistas, Vogue UK reported that he was wearing a floral-print cotton Gucci coat – part of the Italian brand’s exclusive collaboration with Liberty London for autumn/winter 2020 – over a vintage Haight-Ashbury T-shirt. On the back of his red-white-and-blue trucker jacket was written “Gucci Liberty.” He accessorized with Louis Vuitton’s diamond Volt pendant, Stella McCartney’s sustainable high-top trainers, and a face mask by Fila. Capping off his look: a hat from Veselka, a Ukrainian restaurant in the East Village.
“I was shocked, amazed, and really thrilled to see Timothée get in line when I went to vote,” Henry told us. “As a fan, it was a celebrity spotting that I could only wish for, but it was also much more than that. I felt that we were connected as people, voicing our opinion, exercising our rights as citizens, and voting for what we believed in, that commonality of purpose formed a bond I will never forget.
Henry added about his ‘voting buddy’: “Please note, yes, he wore a mask!”