British fans of the progressive novel, which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869, will have to wait until 26 December to see Gerwig’s version hit the big screen. The tangible closeness between the actors – which was made obvious through the group hugs and Dern ruffling Chalamet’s hair during the panel discussion – reiterated expectations that it will be a positively charming collaboration.
The event also whet our appetites for the press tour and the style we can expect from the actors. Chalamet, a famously bold dresser prone to colour-blocking and directional tailoring, toned his look down. A crisp white shirt and suit trousers were miles away from the paint-splashed Sterling Ruby dungarees and cobalt satin Haider Ackermann separates we last saw Chalamet wearing on The King trail. Gerwig, wearing Khaite, and Saoirse Ronan, in Preen, also stuck to a pared-back monochrome palette.
The promo trail ahead is long, with myriad opportunities for Chalamet to orchestrate another Louis Vuitton harness moment that would allow him to sign off with a bang ahead of his hiatus. Watch this space – the beaded bracelets lining his wrists suggest there’s another sartorial surprise up his sleeve.