Ok, henny! This boy is not skirting the issue. We’re talking about Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why actor Tommy Dorfman. Dorfman dropped jaws last night at the MTV Movie Awards, where he donned a skirt suit by Thom Browne.
Dorfman cheekily poked fun at his over the top ensemble, comparing it to something the Japanese manga character Sailor Moon would wear. Moon is known for her itty bitty “sailor” style skirt and top, hence the name.
Dorfman wrote on Instagram, “THANKS AS ALWAYS @mtv and @thombrowneny for dressing me like sailor moon. I’m honored.” This isn’t the first time the actor has worn a skirt suit, though. At last year’s event, he wore a plaid version with DSquared2 glitter boots (with a platform, obviously).
Naturally, the actor’s “school girl” look sparked a firestorm. People were quick to criticize the actor for his overtly effeminate outfit, and called him out for being “too gay”. Issues of gender roles were unsurprisingly contentious.
But for as many people that hated on Dorfman’s fabulous Thom Browne skirt suit, there were just as many (if not more) who stood up for the fierce queen.
“*looks for wig in google maps*,” wrote one admirer.
“Yes, mate. ?,” wrote Queer Eye’s style expert Tan France. France, and a slew of other celebrities like Larsen Thompson, Alisha Boe, and Dove Cameron all showed their support for Dorfman’s breezy Browne ensemble.
Usually, Thom Browne keeps out of the spotlight, but recently he’s been dressing more celebrities like Dorfman. At the Tony Awards last week, Tina Fey won “best dressed” for her glimmering gown by the New York designer. Also on the femme front, model Martha Hunt stunned in a modular dress by the designer at a Swarovski event.
Browne also dressed actor Lee Pace for the CFDA Awards, and Riverdale star Cole Sprouse for the Met Gala. Browne is heating up the astroturf as well. The designer has become a favorite of LeBron James, who helped suit up the entire Cleveland Cavaliers team with duds by Browne.
Shop our favorite Thom Browne pieces, below.