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Gus Kenworthy Knows How to Wear A Pair of Jeans—Or 15

By
Photography Christian Coppola
Stylist Sean Knight

Published June 17, 2019

 

Pants by Calvin Klein Jeans. Shoes (worn throughout) by Nike. Tank top and socks (worn throughout) stylist’s own.

At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Gus Kenworthy, the freestyle skier and new star of American Horror Story, did a triple front-flip, won a silver medal, and adopted a dog and her two puppies. At the photo shoot for this story, he tried on 15 pairs of jeans in just under 15 minutes.

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Look 1:

Denim-on-Denim

Vest by Balmain.

 “I’m a rebellious Canadian teenager, about to get picked up at Tim Hortons to go to a house party.” 

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 Look 2:

Black-and-Red Stripes 

Pants by Gucci.

 “She’s a British punk singer. Very Sid Vicious.”

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 Look 3:

Suspenders 

Pants and suspenders by Celine by Hedi Slimane.

 “Google ‘Hideaway’ by Kiesza.”  

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Look 4:

Paint-Splattered

Pants by Simon Miller.

“Welcome to my studio. I paint, I don’t know if you noticed. Mostly abstract, some watercolors.”

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 Look 5:

Black and Red Pants with Writing 

Pants by Levi’s.

 “What is black and white and red all over?” 

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Look 6:

Red Jeans

Pants by Helmut Lang.

 “Red for filth.”

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Look 7:

Marni Purple 

Pants by Marni. Underwear (worn throughout) by Calvin Klein Underwear.

“A wide-legged jean is good for smuggling snacks into a movie theater.” 

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 Look 8:

Basic Denim 

Pants by Polo Ralph Lauren. Smoothie Gus’s own.

 “When was the last time I was caught with my pants down? Half an hour ago.” 

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Look 9:

White Jeans 

Pants by Citizens of Humanity.

 “When is Labor Day again?” 

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 Look 10:

   Versace  

Pants by Versace.

 “I feel like they’re kinda trade because of the fit, but then again, they’re Versace and have a gold button.” 

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 Look 11:

Off-White Chains 

Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh.

 “This is a great look for everything except sneaking up on someone.” 

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 Look 12:

Red Tab Calvin Klein 

Pants by Calvin Klein.

 “I feel like a young Mark Wahlberg.” 

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 Look 13:

Patchwork 

Pants by Marcelo Burlon County of Milan.

 “I’m duh-stressed.” 

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 Look 14:

Michael Kors 

Pants by Michael Kors.

“I’m just me in these. I literally wear black jeans almost every day.” 

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 Look 15:

Calvin Klein Patched Knees 

Pants by Calvin Klein Jeans.

 “I don’t know why my knees keep getting worn out.” 

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Hair: Dennis Gots at The Wall Group

Production: Krista Worby

Fashion Assistant: Deniz Gumustas