Austin Butler Sports Bold Style for VMAN, Talks ‘Elvis’

September 8, 2022

Austin Butler, who plays Elvis in the 2022 Baz Luhrmann biopic, “Elvis,” is blazing a trail as the latest cover star for VMAN, turning out various daring looks. During the photo session, the American actor, now 31 years old, poses for photographer Collier Schorr. In the meanwhile, Gro Curtis styles Butler for the occasion.

Standing tall at 6′ 0″, Butler is modelesque as he tackles some of the season’s most bold fashions, including leather, wool, silk, and more from brands such as Dior Men, Coach, Prada, and Versace. The Cartier brand ambassador also wears plenty of must-have jewelry pieces from the luxury label.

Austin Butler for VMAN

Austin Butler Moschino Heart Sunglasses Versace Leather Jacket VMAN Photoshoot 2022
Austin Butler wears a Courrèges top with a leather biker jacket and pinstripe trousers by Versace to make a stylish impression. He also sports heart sunglasses by Moschino, a B-Low the Belt leather belt, and Cartier jewelry. Photo: Collier Schorr / VMAN
Austin Butler Shirtless 2022 VMAN Photoshoot
Posing shirtless, Austin Butler wears Prada pants with a B-Low the Belt belt and Cartier jewelry. Photo: Collier Schorr / VMAN

Austin Butler on Recording in Nashville

Austin Butler recalls recording music in preparation for “Elvis,” at the historic RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee, where Elvis recorded music himself. “Well, when I was on my first day in the recording studio, Baz wanted me to get as close to performing as possible,” says Butler.

“He had all the executives and everybody from RCA, who were back in the offices, he brought them into the recording studio and he goes, ‘I want you all to sit facing Austin,’…and he told them to heckle me. So then they were making fun of me and stuff while I was singing.”

Butler later drew upon that experience when performing as Elvis. The American actor explains, “When we were filming this moment when Elvis first goes on stage and he’s getting heckled by the audience, I knew what that felt like.” Butler confesses, “I went home in tears that night. I really did.”

Austin Butler Giorgio Armani Black Style 2022 VMAN Photoshoot
Austin Butler wears a chic look by Giorgio Armani with a B-Low the Belt leather belt and Cartier jewelry. Photo: Collier Schorr / VMAN
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Laying on the floor, Austin Butler wears a studded Gucci leather jacket in white with Cartier jewelry. Photo: Collier Schorr / VMAN

Austin Butler on Playing Elvis Presley

Austin Butler discusses with VMAN his trepidation to step into such big shoes to play Elvis Presley. However, Butler found confidence in learning more about Elvis. “When he was a kid, he would ask everyone to turn around in the room, and he would turn the lights off,” says Butler. “He didn’t wanna play in front of people.” This detail humanized Elvis for Butler. The “Elvis” star explains, “He’s so idolized that it’s a bit of a trap, to look at him and go, ‘Well, he’s so much bigger than me…I felt like a child wearing his father’s suit.'”

Austin Butler Sheer Floral Shirt VMAN 2022 Photoshoot
A striking vision, Austin Butler, wears a sheer and floral embroidered shirt from Dior Men with a Nick Fouquet hat. Photo: Collier Schorr / VMAN
Austin Butler Black-and-white Photo Vest VMAN Photoshoot 2022
Appearing in a black-and-white photo, Austin Butler wears a vest by Alexander McQueen. Photo: Collier Schorr / VMAN
Austin Butler Leather Trench Coat VMAN Photoshoot 2022
Gracing the pages of VMAN, Austin Butler wears a Prada leather coat with a B-Low the Belt leather belt and Cartier jewelry. Photo: Collier Schorr / VMAN

Austin Butler on His Elvis Obsession

Production of “Elvis” was shut down during filming because of the pandemic and Austin Butler decided to remain in Australia to keep his mind on the role. Butler confesses how difficult it was. “I didn’t have a hug for three months at one point,” he confides. However, Butler used the time to dig deeper into the life of Elvis.

Butler “wallpapered the entire apartment with images and a timeline of Elvis’s life.” Butler explains, “I’m extremely grateful I had the film and the, for lack of a better word, obsession with Elvis to occupy my days.” The actor explains, “It gave me the feeling that there was a reason to get up every morning.”

Austin Butler Black Style Clothes Fashion Cowboy Hat 2022 VMAN Photoshoot
Dressed in black, Austin Butler wears Rick Owens with a Nick Fouquet hat and Cartier jewelry. Photo: Collier Schorr / VMAN
Austin Butler Moschino Heart Sunglasses VMAN 2022 Photoshoot
Austin Butler stands out in a Courrèges top with Moschino heart sunglasses. Photo: Collier Schorr / VMAN

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