On Tuesday, we attended OUT Magazine’s 2018 Master of Style event celebrating this year’s nominee on behalf of Cadillac and Cadillac House in New York City.
The annual Master of Style event honors influential individuals in the LGBTQ community who have positively impacted their respective industries; this year, actor and influencer, Charlie Carver, was selected for this honor by OUT Magazine, the largest circulated LGBTQ magazine in the United States celebrating equal rights and representation.
The evening began with an open cocktail reception where LGBTQ guests and allies enjoyed custom crafted cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres whilst mingling among each other. Shortly after, guests sat down for an intimate conversation with Charlie Carver moderated by Out Magazine Deputy Director, Fran Tirado, and accompanying the crowd where notable attendees such as past Masters of Style, Emil Wilbekin and Damon Cardassis, model & influencer Eric Rutherford, and Out Magazine Editors.
The Teen Wolf star discussed monumental milestones in his career as an LGBTQ individual, from growing up in Napa Valley as a child of divorced parents and coming to terms with a gay dad, to the evolution of himself as an individual and actor in mainstream media. Now traveling between California and New York, Carver describes his personal style as an accumulation of experiencing different cultures and subverting that into trial and error, giving credit to inspirational figures such as Pharrell Williams. As a form of representation in the community and media, Carver hopes to share not only who he is as an individual through dress but also wishes to encapsulate the background and heritage that helped shaped him as a person, noting that fashion is a channel of expression and changes according to his mood and place in life. By constantly redefining his style whilst honoring his traditions, the actor hopes to develop the presence and progression of LGBTQ in the entertainment industry.
Following the interview, attendees stayed for a night of drinks and dancing with beats from DJ Bill Coleman.