We've admired British-born, Aussie-raised actor Guy Pearce ever since 1997's brilliant *L.A. Confidential*, easily one of our favorite flicks of all time. An understated sort of fellow, we've never really paid much attention to his attire, but at the premiere of his new terrorist-CIA caper *Traitor* the other night, he caught our eye for pulling off the all-black look with a verve we haven't seen since the unpredictable Mr. Cumming sported a similar set-up last March.
In the course of bestowing the two MOTHs he's pocketed so far—for an elegant all-black ensemble and the apex of equestrian chic—we issued a caveat about Alan Cumming's occasionally overly theatrical tendencies in matters of dress. He is a quirky actor type after all, but once in a while these unfortunate propensities seem to get the better of him.
Last time Scottish actor Alan Cumming caught our eye, he was sporting the latest in equestrian chic. For this, his second MOTH conquest, he would at first glance appear to be dressed much more conservatively—but only at first glance.
We find this triple-black ensemble of his, worn to the premiere of a new off-Broadway production of Chekhov's *The Seagull* in which he co-stars, to be of equal interest. It's rescued from the mundane by the dressy elements, the textural appeal, and an offbeat approach to the old 'black tie' chestnut.
We have always regarded idiosyncratic impresario Andre 3000 (née Andre Benjamin) as one of the most stylish men in modern music. A fitting heir to Jimi Hendrix in many ways, it's felicitous that Benjamin (who has several acting credits to his name) has long had a Hendrix biopic in the works. Now he's branching out into fashion with his own line called Benjamin Bixby, inspired by 1930s football players.
Scottish actor and *parfumeur*Alan Cumming has always been one of the more interestingly-dressed Hollywood types treading the red carpet. While a little theatrical for our taste at times, he often pulls off a nod to showmanship while still managing to be the best-dressed man in the room. Such was the case at the Italian Trade Commission's *Made In Italy* cocktail party hosted by Isabella Rossellini the other night.