Fashion Month started with a bang at the Prada Menswear autumn-winter 2022 show. A decade after the memorable autumn-winter 2012 show that featured the likes of Gary Oldman and Willem Dafoe, Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons stepped it up and took the novel "celebrity in a fashion show" idea to the next level. Prada and Simons selected a seriously star-studded cast of models, including Hollywood stars Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Asa Butterfield, Jeff Goldblum, Damson Idris, Kyle MacLachlan , Tom Mercier, Jaden Michael, Louis Partridge, Ashton Sanders and Filippo Scotti.
The show notes expressed, "Actors are interpreters of reality, employed to echo truth through their portrayals," and so this emphasis on including actors in the line-up brought the clothing to life, as echoed by the sentiment, "Real men, recognised figures, they bring a new facet of reality.” All 10 stars looked fantastic on the runway in elegantly tailored bomber jackets, parkas and knitwear, and we decided to rank them from “pretty suave” to “certified Prada man”.
10/ Tom Mercier
The Synonyms actor looked slick in this oversized suit and turtleneck combo, but gloves, ankle accessories and a single earring might be fairly new for his usually minimalistic style. We’ll give him credit for making his way down the Prada catwalk anyways.