David Harbour was the embodiment of cool while attending the Brooklyn premiere of the 4th season of “Stranger Things“. Do you want to know more about it? Read further.
Harbour made his fabulous entrance in a custom Union Western suit, paired with a black satin men’s shirt and black Christian Louboutin boots with a slightly square-toe. To finish off the look, he opted for a pair of green shades.
The story behind David‘s outfit is what pushed me to write about this premiere, because as you all may have noticed, I tend to work on events in which the clothes symbolize more than it may seem. It can be an historical or emotional meaning to the actors involved–it can also be personal preference from my part, but rather sporadically.
Well, during my research, I came across an interesting Vogue article, in which the actor described how he discovered the brand that customized his suit and what was his goal: “He knew he wanted a bold look for the premiere—so he chose a custom suit that paid homage to the signature Stranger Things aesthetic (which is equal parts retro and spooky). The design, embellished with the show’s characters and the “upside down” world they inhabit, was designed by Union Western—the suiting brand known to bedazzle pieces for Post Malone and more. ‘My wife [Lily Allen] at one point worked with Union Western. They make these mad suits for rockstars, so I figured, let’s f*king do this!'”
In the same interview, Harbour described the suit as heavy and the most emotional thing about it was that it was also a nod to his late mother who passed away in 2019 and who was an Elvis fan (who himself was known to wear embroidered suits for his shows).
The design was inspired by the creations of “Stranger Things” official movie poster illustrator Kyle Lambert, and it joined elements from the previous seasons’ posters. Harbour revealed to People that he was given the poster for season 4 ahead of its release but he could not see it because the staff sent it right to the designer without letting the actor see it. Needless to say that the brand had to sign an NDA too (they wrote it on their Instagram).
David‘s hope is that the suit will be auctioned and that the proceeds will go to War Child, an organization supporting children and young people affected by war.
I love it when an actor gives their input when it comes to red carpet appearances–wearing the clothes, not letting the clothes wear them.
I also find pleasure in watching Harbour‘s interviews, as he comes off as a shy but thoughtful guy who catches what happens in his life and makes the best out of it. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 25, he is an example of what great art you can make even if sometimes the pain can seem too hard to bear. Incorporating the memory of his mother in his suit was such a kind gesture that one can only be moved by it.
Enjoy some behind-the-scenes videos and the red carpet reveal.