Troye Sivan’s rise to fame seems to have been somewhat mercuric, but the young actor and singer has been around for longer than you might think.
Sivan’s first movie role was as the young James Howlett in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. After playing the titular character in the film adaptation of John van de Ruit’s Spud in 2010 (and in the second and third instalments of the series in 2013 and 2014) Sivan’s YouTube following and musical success reached even bigger heights.
He went on to play a supporting role in the recently released Boy Erased, a film about gay conversion therapy, and received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song for “Revelation”, which he co-wrote and recorded for the film.
Despite being hailed as a fashion icon today, Sivan has publicly stated that he used to be wary of being open about his love for fashion. Speaking to Preview, Sivan says that his love of fashion could only flourish after he had come out of the closet.
“I think, all that I have to say is that I let myself enjoy fashion after I came out. I used to be really scared about it. I used to think that people would think I was gay if I liked clothes. And so, I used to try not to think about it and stuff like that. And then once I came out, I accepted myself and everything else like, ‘Okay, I can like this now and not be ashamed of it.’ Which is in hindsight, was a stupid way of thinking. It was like little closeted me was trying to protect himself, I think.”
Today, Sivan appears on the covers of the likes of Teen Vogue and V Magazine, always dressed to the nines. We’ll be discussing Troye Sivan’s style in Rainbow Talk on Wednesday, 6 February. To whet your appetite, here are a few of our favourite looks, featuring the 23-year-old star.