Dude du Jour: Pharrell Williams Rocks Shiny Suit for BRIT Awards

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Pharrell Williams and his wife, Helen Lasichanh

Surprisingly, the musician traded his signature Vivienne Westwood hat for a classy Lanvin ensemble at the British music awards show.

The Dress: Er — a suit — a charcoal gray lamé one, actually, styled with a white button-up tuxedo shirt and pearl buttons, a black satin bow tie and black patent leather derby shoes, all designed by Lanvin.

The Wearer: Pharrell Williams, who was accompanied by his wife, Helen Lasichanh.

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The Event: Wednesday's BRIT Awards — aka Britain's version of the Grammys — which featured performances by Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Lorde and Disclosure, and Ellie Goulding. Arctic Monkeys opened the show, while Pharrell reunited with Nile Rodgers to end the night with renditions of "Lucky," "Good Times," and his Oscar-nominated single, "Happy."

Why We Dig: As Pharrell's Vivienne Westwood forest ranger hat  has fostered the latest (and only) buzz surrounding the musician's latest sartorial decisions, it was nice to see him arrive somewhere sans the aforementioned headgear. And boy, did he look good in the Lanvin-designed pieces, looking like a true rock star with the suit's shiny appeal. The satin bow tie was quite charming, too. His wife, Helen, didn't disappoint either, as she donned a sparkly green blazer and reptile-embossed trousers.

If this is a preview of what's to come when the Oscar nominee hits the stage to perform "Happy" on March 2, Pharrell has set the bar pretty high in terms of what we expect to see when he steps out for the 86th annual Academy Awards.