During Jacob Elordi’s hosting gig on Saturday Night Live this past weekend, just about every sketch found a way to mention that he’s tall and good-looking—which, incidentally, also makes him an ideal candidate to showcase luxury clothing.
The Australian heartthrob has been on a press-junket heater lately, promoting his silver-screen roles in Saltburn and Priscilla as well as his small-screen turns on SNL and, eventually, back on HBO’s Euphoria, whose third season is slated to start filming this year. (“I hope it’s soon, or they’re going to have to Benjamin Button me or something,” 26-year-old Elordi told Jimmy Fallon last week, regarding the high-school drama’s indiscernible production schedule. “I’m going to have a bad back walking down the hallway, you know?”) But few celebrity opportunities are as purely centered on self-promotion as a hosting stint on Saturday Night Live, and Elordi has been moving—and dressing—accordingly.
In an ad spot with musical guest Reneé Rapp and SNL cast member Bowen Yang, he wore a strawberry-red cardigan from the trendy Los Angeles knitwear brand The Elder Statesman. For the episode’s promo portraits, he donned a floppy Armani suit, flared denim and a smart jacket from Bottega Veneta, and loafers by The Row. During his opening monologue, he opted for a nondescript Saint Laurent sweater and an elegant Cartier watch. And even in one of the sketches—a bit about a Bachelor-like dating competition show for “short kings,” which Elordi usurps with his 6’5” frame—Elordi plays a Pittsburgh dirtbag named Jackson, whose louche suit and svelte Chelsea boots grant him the scummy allure of a wannabe pickup artist who looks like he shops by bringing in red-carpet reference photos of Timothée Chalamet and, well, Jacob Elordi.