Forest Whitaker's Fashion Emergency

02/24/2007 at 12:00 PM ET

While most of us can’t tell one tuxedo from another, for stylish men like Best Actor Nominee Forest Whitaker, they can still cause a fashion emergency. The Last King of Scotland star has been pretty loyal to designer Arnold Brandt for ensembles this awards season, but that doesn’t guarantee that the actor is immune to fashion mix-ups from the label. The custom-made black mink and cashmere dinner jacket with tuxedo trousers the Whitaker wore to the BAFTAs was actually meant for his SAG Awards appearance back in January– but he was originally mistakenly sent navy slacks instead of the black ones that matched the jacket. Luckily, he had a change of clothes handy for the SAGs and was able to use the Arnold Brandt black tux for his London appearance. Now, the real question is what will he be wearing to the Oscars on Sunday?

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Photo: Richard Lewis/WireImage

FILED UNDER: Guy Style , Red Carpet
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Alice on

I don’t think it’s nearly as important as what actresses will wear…I mean, unless you wear something really original, a black tux is a black tux! I love anyway! He’s going to wear an Oscar!! :)

Marilyn Dickie on

Mr. Whitaker would be classy, even in a pair of torn jeans and a sweatshirt — barefoot!

The man is such a class act, who’d really notice WHAT he’s wearing?!

(I’ve got both my fingers & toes crossed for him, Sunday nite!)

R on

Oh wow. That designer must have been in a wreck.
Anyways, I think he’ll show up in a classic tux. He might add a twist with the tailoring but black tux for me.

rachel b. on

whitaker takes on a fine and simple dress code example.

Nighthag on

A tux is the best thing for this type of event for men.

Elda on

I agree he does look for classy!!!

Kheiredine on

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cool hoodies on

I appreciate, lead to I found just what I used to be looking for.
You’ve ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man.
Have a nice day. Bye

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