It’s rare for an outfit to break the Internet, but doing it twice is the stuff of legends. Back in January, Timothée Chalamet graced the Golden Globes in a dramatic Louis Vuitton harness that kickstarted a menswear trend and turned into one of the night’s most talked about looks. Fast forward six months and the design is back in the spotlight, thanks to a ventriloquist’s dummy. This weekend, Twitter exploded with news of an eBay listing featuring a puppet in Chalamet’s likeness. Priced at $122,795, the item was notable for its luxury factor and the painstaking detail with which it recreated the Vuitton look.
Accurate down to the sequins and tailoring of the trousers, the dummy is truly remarkable. Created by Chris Alan, a Pennsylvania-based artist whose work has been featured on Live with Kelly and Watch What Happens Live, it represents the best of what can be accomplished in puppetry. The Internet may be currently freaking out in response to Chalamet’s mini-me, but none of it would have been possible without Alan’s hard work.
Each step of the process was documented on his Instagram account and the amount of effort that went into the piece is evident in every post. After attempting to use a baby’s shirt pattern to replicate the Vuitton top, Alan eventually had to start from scratch and create his own. Each spangle on the harness was applied by hand over the course of a weekend, and even the perfectly undone Chalamet coif was clipped and styled by Alan.