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Miles Teller on Making the Cannes Red Carpet His Own


Miles Teller on Making the Cannes Red Carpet His Own

The actor wore a cream-colored Celine tuxedo to the premiere of his film Top Gun: Maverick.

Miles Teller is never one to shy away from a high-fashion moment. The actor, who landed a major role in Top Gun: Maverick, which premiered yesterday at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, put a spin on the event’s notoriously strict red-carpet dress code by arriving in a cream-colored tuxedo by Celine—very South of France. His date, wife Keleigh Sperry, wore a powder-blue gown, also by the brand, and accessorized with a diamond necklace to complement his sleek look.

“I’m really looking forward to our premiere and being together with everyone and sharing our collective excitement and exhalation of a job well done,” Teller tells. “We started working on Top Gun: Maverick four years ago, and we’re all so proud of the work we put in and that it’s finally coming out.”

The actor—who started out in films like The Spectacular Now, 21 & Over, and Divergent, and is now playing Bradley Bradshaw, the son of Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, alongside Tom Cruise—says he learned plenty from working with the veteran actor. “Tom is in a league of his own,” Teller says. “There will never be another Tom Cruise, and everyone who worked on the film benefited from his knowledge and passion for filmmaking.”

Speaking of his red-carpet moment Wednesday and love of taking risks with his fashion (his style at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival was a master class in cool-guy gala style), Teller says he enjoys working with different brands and finding things within them that excite him. “I love Celine,” he says. “I’ve had the privilege of wearing their designs for a few years now, and I think they make the best suits. They have a certain refinement and timelessness about them I admire.”

Though the Cannes Film Festival is, at its core, about showcasing and celebrating the very best in of-the-moment international cinema, it has also become an event of irresistible high fashion: men in designer tuxedos and women in ball gowns, statement heels, and jewels.

In Teller’s eyes, however, the attire restrictions are not an issue, but rather an opportunity to show the more sophisticated side of himself. “It seems like almost anything goes as far as showcasing different fashion trends and everyone embracing Cannes as much as a fashion exhibition as it is for film,” he says. “I’m not sure I know what the dress code is, other than obviously black tie for the premieres, which I actually look forward to. There’s a certain class and elegance to Cannes that is wonderful.”