25.04.12 Menswear

Robert Downey Jr. Loves Vivienne Westwood

Robert Downey Jr. is one of the few men who make red-carpet dressing fun.

One of his favourite designers is Vivienne Westwood.

I loved the cornflower-blue Westwood suit he wore to the ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ Rome photocall back in December last year, but I’m not too crazy about the white sneakers with the blue toe-caps.

During the promotional tour for ‘The Avengers’, he has worn a Vivienne Westwood suit twice so far.

For the Moscow premiere he looked very dapper in a grey plaid suit which he styled with a black-and-white check bow tie, a white dress shirt and Marc Jacobs beaded sneakers.

The actor appeared more serious on the red carpet for the London premiere, but his navy Vivienne Westwood suit was styled with a shirt with oversized cuffs and black sneakers.

What do you think of Robert’s style? Do you like that he pairs his suits with sneakers?

You can buy Robert’s Marc Jacobs beaded high-top sneakers from S|sense.

Credit: FameFlylnet & Getty

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30 Responses to Robert Downey Jr. Loves Vivienne Westwood

  1. simply_put April 27, 2012 at 05:35 #

    Why should the girls have all the fun?

    • bee7 April 27, 2012 at 17:32 #

      agreed. i particularly love the second and third looks

  2. mattison April 26, 2012 at 03:29 #

    I must be the only person alive who can take or leave RDJ…he doesn’t really do it for me, in movies or otherwise. And I feel like he looks ridiculous in these photos, like he asked Justin Bieber to style him. Grown men in formalwear with sneakers is as try hard to me as Lea Michelle’s over-posing on the red carpet, or Taylor Momsen in general.

  3. Archana April 26, 2012 at 01:56 #

    <3. Thanks for featuring RDJ, FC!

  4. mari April 26, 2012 at 00:19 #

    I do believe he is smuggling heels inside those sneakers…

  5. EmmaWoodhouse April 26, 2012 at 00:11 #

    LOVE him, so fun to see his quirky style…and I can’t wait for The Avengers AND Iron Man 3!!!

  6. Sammy April 25, 2012 at 23:00 #

    I love it — it’s time to mix it up. Men dress so boring (with notable exceptions, i.e. Ryan Gosling and. . . Henrik Lundqvist). Sorry to over-generalize, but, really.

  7. Julia April 25, 2012 at 21:35 #

    I say: Robert, will you marry me?

  8. Like, ROAR! April 25, 2012 at 20:26 #

    I LOVE that he’s choosing sneakers, but he’s constantly choosing some REALLY ugly ones.
    The Marc Jacobs ones are fantastic though.

  9. Christina April 25, 2012 at 18:51 #

    I love the suits, the shirts and the (bow) ties but I can’t get on board with the sneakers, the white and blue pair in particular. He would have looked so handsome with classic footwear.

  10. justme April 25, 2012 at 18:18 #

    I really like RDJ so I’m used to his crazy style. But let’s be honest, it’s not good lol. But it’s soooo him that he gets a pass.

  11. bm April 25, 2012 at 16:37 #

    I’m a fan of his movies.

  12. Malinda Jane April 25, 2012 at 16:19 #

    He’s the only guy who can get away with it and totally pull it off. It’s just so totally his style.

  13. Slash April 25, 2012 at 16:11 #

    This man can do no wrong. Absolutely perfect. He’s having fun and you can see it. He and Johnny Depp are my favourites when it comes to fashion… Not that they’re not my favourites when it comes to everything else, too 😀

    • dee April 25, 2012 at 20:51 #

      Mine too.

  14. Zineb April 25, 2012 at 16:10 #

    he has rocked the red carpet more than Scarlett did !

    • CreoleLady April 25, 2012 at 16:34 #

      Tru dat, lol.

    • NooG April 25, 2012 at 21:33 #


  15. rebecca April 25, 2012 at 15:46 #

    Sneakers with suits makes me break out in hives. Working in NYC, whenever I see this I swear I have an allergic reaction. That being said — if he is going to break my pet peeve, at least he has fun with it.

  16. Hannah April 25, 2012 at 15:38 #

    I think that he has great red carpet style. I always grimace a little when I hear that someone is doing Vivienne Westwood on the red carpet, because she has a limited range of styles, but in menswear I like it, the plaid in particular. However, asmuch as I love this style on him, I don’t think that everyone could pull it off.
    I do hope that he does a Lanvin look, though, because his Oscars Lanvin look is one of the only men red carpet looks that is really distinguished in my mind.

  17. Rowana April 25, 2012 at 15:37 #

    I love Westwood menswear!!! Can we see Ryan Gosling wearing something Vivienne next please?

  18. robbie April 25, 2012 at 15:36 #

    suits with sneakers, cute… on a teenager on a grown man it looks a little ridiculous.

  19. Beta April 25, 2012 at 15:36 #

    I love the squares (? sorry for the english) suit with the bow tie. Love love love bow ties.
    He has great style!

  20. Riley April 25, 2012 at 15:34 #

    The Marc Jacobs beaded sneakers get a pass from me because they are fancy.

    Sneakers are a no no if you wear them like Mr. Kruger:

    • Fashion Critic April 25, 2012 at 16:07 #

      yes, they were not fit for the red carpet at Cannes.

  21. Carolina Roq April 25, 2012 at 14:28 #

    Amazing! It’s nice to see man having fun with fashion like Ryan Gosling.

    • Christine April 25, 2012 at 15:04 #

      I agree. I love it!

  22. hayleigh April 25, 2012 at 14:20 #

    I think he looks incredible! Vivienne westwood menswear is fantastic!!!

  23. Brianne April 25, 2012 at 14:16 #

    I like the sneakers–the colored sunglasses? Not so much. He looks terrific otherwise. Obviously, he and Vivienne have a good thing going.

  24. Sara April 25, 2012 at 14:05 #

    This is awesome. Such a handsome and cool guy – and with great sense of fashion. Like the sneakers, makes the look playful (and youthful), but he could easily have paired the grey plaid suit with regular shoes. Also adore the edgy look with heavy boots to the dark suit!

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