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Ansel Elgort: Style isn't about suits

The Fault in Our Stars actor Ansel Elgort doesn't think you have to look like you're out of Mad Men to be stylish.

Hollywood newcomer Ansel Elgort thinks he could rock a Big Bird costume and still feel confident.

The young actor was crowned InStyle's Man of Style at the publications inaugural awards show on Monday night (26Oct15). Looking sharp in blue suit, the 21-year-old insists that being a trend setter is all about staying true to yourself.

"Being stylish isn't about wearing a suit every day," he told America's InStyle. "You don't have to look like you're out of Mad Men to be stylish. I think it's just about being yourself and being comfortable wearing anything. You could dress me in a Big Bird costume and I would still feel confident."

Ansel was joined by a host of other A-listers at the Los Angeles bash, including Selena Gomez dressed head to toe in Louis Vuitton. Dakota Johnson was also present, channelling androgyny in a black tux with a Sidney Garber necklace.

Ansel was stunned to receive his gong, not least because of the title. "It's funny that I would be called a Man of Style because I feel like I'm just becoming a man now," he smiled. "I think there are a lot more men out there who are more stylish than me."

Ansel's stylish genes are hardly a surprise though: his father is famed photographer Arthur Elgort, who's worked extensively with Vogue over his career. As a youngster Ansel would often appear in his dad's shoots, but never realised what a big deal it was.

"I was so young; I didn’t really think anything of it," he previously told "My dad was kind of like, 'Can you be in the background of this picture?' And I would just go. I wouldn’t like to be a model to be honest; I’m more into acting."

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