Idris Elba at “Three Thousand Years of Longing” Red Carpet – Cannes Film Festival 2022

Photograaphy: Greg Williams

Stylist: Cheryl Konteh
Outfit: custom Gucci by Alessandro Michele
Makeup Artist:  Jessica DeBruyne
Hairstylist: Kieron Lavine
Watch: Gucci
Sunglasses: Gucci
Jewelry: Bulgari

Idris Elba looked dapper for the screening of the film “Three Thousand Years of Longing” during the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, on May 20, 2022. Curious about his outfit? Read further.

For the famed event, Elba donned a midnight blue custom Gucci double-breasted suit with contrast lapels from the Exquisite Gucci collection (Fall 2022 Ready-to-Wear).

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He paired his ensemble with a 18kt yellow gold Gucci 25H Skeleton watch with a light green rubber strap from the Gucci Wonderland High Watchmaking collection and a white evening shirt, black grosgrain bow tie and black patent leather lace-ups.

Further elegant touches were a Bulgari B.Zero1 rose gold ring with a black ceramic spiral and black Gucci Eyewear square-frame sunglasses.

In an interview for GQ, the actor/DJ delved deeper into his love for Gucci and fashion in general: “I have had a long-standing relationship with Gucci and love Alessandro‘s inspiration and vision with disturbing the norm. I feel like we share a sense of creativity that won’t be pigeonholed- we both constantly keep it moving.” […]

“As a creative, fashion is an additional way of expressing my creativity. It’s an extension of my personality.”

Jessica DeBruyne did Idris‘ makeup using S’ABLE Labs products, a skincare line founded by Sabrina and Idris Elba in 2020. DeBruyne also serves as the brand’s Chief Product Officer.

Idris Elba in a suit, that’s it, that’s the deal. We know you’d understand.


Three Thousand Years of Longing is a 2022 fantasy romantic drama film directed by George Miller.

Miller wrote the screenplay with Augusta Gore, adapting the 1994 short story “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye” by A. S. Byatt.

Elba stars as a djinn who is freed by a professor (Swinton) and recounts his life to her. The film is dedicated to Miller‘s mother Angela, as well as Rena Mitchell, relative of producer Doug Mitchell.

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