Discover the epitome of elegance as Jacob Elordi is crowned GQ’s Men of the Year for 2023. Immerse yourself in a world of timeless charm and captivating style that transcends the ordinary. Explore the allure of this six-foot-five Australian actor, who effortlessly embodies the essence of classic Hollywood glamour. Join GQ on a journey through the lens of photographer Jack Bridgland and the styling expertise of George Cortina as they capture the charisma of Jacob Elordi, a true icon of sophistication in the bustling streets of Manhattan.
In a world where the girls and boys hyperventilate at the mere presence of a Hollywood heartthrob, Jacob Elordi stands tall, both literally and metaphorically. GQ’s Men of the Year for 2023, Elordi, at six feet five inches, is more than just a tall drink of water – he’s the entire office water cooler. A recent article by Gabriella Paiella, accompanied by Jack Bridgland’s photography and styled by George Cortina, paints a vivid picture of Elordi’s magnetic charm.
The piece captures a spontaneous moment in the West Village of Manhattan, where Elordi, donned in a James Dean Death Cult cap and a zipped-up khaki Saint Laurent jacket, becomes the focus of attention. His unmistakable presence, highlighted by gargantuan shades, symbolizes not only undeniable leading man looks but also a deeper resonance with Gen Z’s fascination for complexity and alluring toxicity in characters.
From his role as an Abercrombie-catalog jock with a dark side in “Euphoria” to portraying Elvis Presley in Sofia Coppola’s biopic “Priscilla,” Elordi has proven his versatility. The article delves into the unique aura he brings to each character, capturing the essence of an old-time movie star. Director Paul Schrader, working with Elordi on “Oh, Canada,” praises him as a throwback to the classic Hollywood era, citing similarities to Richard Gere and Gary Cooper.
As Elordi navigates the challenges of newfound stardom, the article explores his meticulous study of Old Hollywood idols and the cautious approach he takes towards interviews. Reflecting on Truman Capote’s profile of Marlon Brando, Elordi reveals his skepticism towards absolutes, emphasizing the ever-evolving nature of his perspectives.
The narrative unfolds with glimpses into Elordi’s tattoos, each a tiny etching symbolizing his aversion to permanence. Despite his rising fame and a growing list of coveted roles, the actor maintains a level of humility and authenticity that sets him apart.
The article concludes with a glimpse into Elordi’s reverence for the unpredictability of life and the fluidity of personal convictions.
In a cinematic journey through the pages of GQ, Jacob Elordi emerges not just as a Men of the Year honoree but as a captivating enigma, a modern-day embodiment of the timeless allure that defines Hollywood’s golden era.
He’s one of Australia’s biggest cultural exports. And now, with a breakout movie role as an effortlessly toxic Elvis in Sofia Coppola’s @priscillamovie, and a posh aristocrat with an eyebrow piercing in Emerald Fennell’s @saltburnfilm, @jacobelordi is entering a new elite strata of actors.
For GQ’s Men of the Year issue, Elordi gets candid about portraying the King, rejecting a Superman audition, and the practical reason why he always carries a gorgeous designer handbag.
“They asked me to read for Superman. That was immediately, ‘No, thank you.’ That’s too much. That’s too dark for me.”Jacob Elordi
For the full article and an intimate look into Elordi’s world, visit GQ’s official website.
Written by @gabriellapaiella
Styled by @georgecortina
Hair by @hairbyorlandopita using Orlando Pita Play
Skin by @markcarrasquillo for La Mer
Set Design by @stefanbeckman at Exposure NY