A Reclining Timothée Chalamet Reminds Us Why Tie-Dye’s Not Done Yet

Timothée Chalamet is a bonafide Stella McCartney stan, as evidenced by the myriad fan efforts to archive every moment the actor has worn her designs. He wears Stella on the red carpet—see: the Little Women magenta suit, which was nearly upstaged by an Eiffel Tower keychain. And he wears Stella on a casual day out, like yesterday, when he posted a fit pic on Instagram—with him reclining on the ground, half on grass and half on a concrete walkway, as one does—while wearing a crisp pair of the label’s marble tie-dye jeans.

Eagle-eyed fans noticed that he also wore a matching tee while bopping in St. Tropez last month, as well as a very similar denim pair back in December while hosting Saturday Night Live. (Timothée stans: some of the most shrewd detectives of our time.) And just like that, we’re back on the tie-dye train once more.

We know what you’re thinking—haven’t we reached peak tie-dye? But Timmy’s Stella pants feel like a fresh evolution of the wavy-gravy trend that skyrocketed during high COVID. Unlike the DIY energy of your average tie-dye, the Stella pants are decidely upscale and professional-grade. They’re as much about the absence of color as the presence of it…and isn’t a neither-here-nor-there version of tie-dye fitting for the neither-here-nor-there space we continue to find ourselves in? 

Timmy’s exact marble-print Stella pair is actually on sale right now on FarFetch—though fair warning, it’s in limited sizes, and women’s sizes at that. So we turned up a few similar-in-vibe (if not exact pattern) pants to help you advance your own tie-dye experience.

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Stella McCartney marble-print high-waisted jeans

Stella McCartney marbled-print straight-leg jeans

PacSun Tie-Dyed Slim Carpenter Pants

Kapital Katsuragi Nime Tie-dye Trousers

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Maison Margiela Slim Rainbow Dye Jeans

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Isabel Marant Jowland tie-dye jeans