James Corden Didn't Want to Wear a Tux to Host the CFDA Fashion Awards

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James Corden at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards

He did want to appear "appropriate and formal-looking," though, says his stylist, Michael Fisher.

Funnyman James Corden may have cleaned up nicely for his hosting duties at this year's CFDA Fashion Awards — where he was joined by Fashion Icon Award recipient Pharrell Williams, Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen and Karlie Kloss, among others — but there was one awards-show-attire request he made: no tuxedo for him.

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"James didn't want to wear a tux as the MC of the event but still wanted to be appropriate and formal-looking," stylist Michael Fisher tells Pret-a-Reporter, explaining that they worked with the CFDA and Tom Ford to figure out the perfect look, which ended up being the Tom Ford "Windsor" three-piece, peak-lapel suit. "[It] was the right amount of seriousness and fashion flair."

Fisher, who also styles Jonah Hill and Paul Rudd, completed Corden's evening ensemble with Chopard's L.U.C XP 39.50mm timepiece and rose-gold-with-onyx cuff links.

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Following Ford's CFDA win as menswear designer of the year, the stylist exclaimed that it was "further proof that there's no one better to go to for menswear!"