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Jacob Elordi wears a Zegna white light wool crewneck and a Louis Vuitton Monogram Speedy bag at the 80th Venice International Film Festival.Courtesy of Zegna

Brave! Jacob Elordi and his handbags are dismantling the gender binary

The Priscilla actor’s collection of natty bags includes Bottega Veneta’s Cassette, along with pieces from Fendi, Celine and Burberry

If you’re a fan of toxic masculinity, the gender binary, and the broader system of heteropatriarchy that oppresses us all, then we’ve got some bad news for you: Jacob Elordi has dismantled each of them, simultaneously, with his ever-growing collection of handbags.

You’re probably thinking, hang on a sec… a white hetero man… with a handbag?! Isn’t that an accessory more typically associated with girls, gays and theys? Shouldn’t Elordi be lugging around his possessions in a Gore-Tex rucksack? A crumpled plastic bag from Tesco perhaps or a practical and but uber-masculine burlap sack? Well, the 1950s called and it wants its aesthetic values back. Regardless of your regressive assumptions, Elordi looks good!

Over the last few years, the 26-year-old Euphoria star has developed a reputation as a connoisseur of the luxury handbag. His collection includes Bottega Veneta’s Cassette, along with pieces from Fendi, Celine, Burberry, and even Chanel. He seems to have a preference for dark leather – the smaller, the better – but he’s not afraid to splash out with a bit of colour, too: on his way to Venice last week, where he was promoting Sofia Coppola’s upcoming Priscilla biopic, in which he plays Elvis, he was spotted boasting a bright, sunshine-yellow Louis Vuitton bag. It was a look that exuded a masculinity that is confident, carefree – and unafraid to get a little fruity!

While the patriarchy may yet survive this latest assault, it’s still nice to see our generation’s premier heart-throb expanding the possibilities of what men’s fashion can look like. The best part is: you just know that Nate Jacobs would disapprove.