Is that Ed Westwick or Chuck Bass, the character he plays on Gossip Girl? Because we think the actor is totally channeling the sexy rogue he portrays on the show. Ed walked the runway in a number of ensembles for Philipp Plein at his Milan Fashion Week Menswear Spring/Summer 2013 show over the weekend. And while he’s totally doing Blue Steel — nay, even the Magnum — from Zoolander, we’re not totally convinced about his facial hair situation. Seriously, Ed, what’s up with the dust-bunny mustache? The scruff is okay, but we’re not feeling the ‘stache at all. It was also in full view at a press conference he did for the designer earlier in the day. Ed is the face of Plein’s new fall ad campaign shot by creepozoid fashion photographer Terry Richardson who’s also put himself in the photographs. Why, why, why? We don’t want Richardson in Ed’s frames!
Plein’s gushing about him, though, saying, “For me Terry Richardson is a very talented artist. He reflects perfectly the brand’s spirit. He’s authentic and does what he likes. He always says what he’s really thinking. If something doesn’t work, it doesn’t work, and that’s it. Terry is all rock’n’roll! Working with him for this campaign has been great and I can’t wait to go work with him again for the next campaign!” Why is this about the photographer, and not the star? Thank heavens that only Ed showed up on the runway!
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