Within the youngsters’s pc sport collection The place within the World Is Carmen Sandiego?, by which the target is to trace down the titular globetrotting spy, you can at all times spot Carmen by her scarlet trench coat and matching wide-brimmed hat. As of late, if one had been to use the identical precept to a proverbial sport of The place within the World Is Steve Harvey?, you can spot the perennial TV persona—and newfangled fashion icon—by any variety of his outrageously “fly ’til I die” ensembles.
These ensembles are the brainchildren of his stylist Elly Karamoh, who has spent the previous few years gently however firmly guiding Harvey’s wardrobe of ’90s saggy fits into the Instagram age. (It helps that they met by way of Steve’s spouse, Marjorie Harvey, whom Karamoh additionally types infrequently.) And on this case, which will imply revisiting the 2020s revival of the ’90s saggy go well with pattern within the type of a rigorously tailor-made set of silky, logo-printed Balenciaga PJs.
“After I fashion Mr. Harvey,” Karamoh writes by e-mail, “I at all times suppose vary.” Final month, when Harvey was taping Celeb Household Feud, Karamoh dressed him within the vibrant fitted fits and ties he’s been turning heads for on the ’gram, so for his journey to Dubai, the place he’s on the town for the postponed 2020 World Expo, they needed to go for one thing a bit totally different. He had the outsized pajama pants tapered from the waist “to create a light-weight bell-bottom attraction,” which flared out over a pair of double-B Balenciaga leather-based mules.
That is hardly Steve’s first foray into the Demnaverse. Final month, he posed for the quilt of Paper journal sporting a customized Balenciaga couture cape—the scale of a cover cowl and in a hue one may even name…Carmen Sandiego crimson. Karamoh styled the look in homage to the late André Leon Talley, the pioneer of joyous, capital-F Vogue, larger-than-life menswear. As Harvey informed GQ again in October, “If you’re a sport present host and a chat present host, [fashion] is proscribed since you’re speaking simply to center America. And I used to be afraid of surprising them an excessive amount of,” to which Karamoh chimed in: “In the meantime, I am on the opposite facet, prepared for shock worth.” Paying a go to to Demna in the home that Cristóbal Balenciaga constructed is actually one option to go about it.
“For Dubai I actually needed to occupy a brand new house for his fashion,” says Karamoh. “My intent for this ready-to-wear Balenciaga look was for Mr. Harvey to evoke this city but very refined really feel.”
Plus, we will’t ignore the look’s essential accent (apart from the busy-businessman cellphone to Steve’s ear): “The Dior Rimowa mini suitcase is one in all his favourite equipment to hold now. He doesn’t go wherever with out his cigars.”
So, on this week’s sport, we’ve bought: Steve Harvey, in Dubai, sporting head-to-toe Balenciaga. Case closed. (Nonetheless, presumably in contrast to Carmen, Steve gave himself away by captioning his Instagram match pic with “Howdy DUBAÏ.” Dressing like a global man of thriller doesn’t imply that it’s essential to act like one.)