Samuel L. Jackson
updated 09/18/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/18/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT
"Oh my God, he looks fabulous!" says Dana Buchman of the three-quarter-length Armani tux and matching cap that Jackson wore to an awards event in Monaco in May. Adds Elie Tahari: "He's saying, 'I'm going to dress differently from anybody else,' and he succeeded."
Model Mia Tyler envisions Jackson "playing golf and holding a cigar" in the clothes he chose for a charity pool tournament in L.A. last September. "But he could show up at the Oscars like this and look great there too," she adds. The casual yet coordinated outfit inspires Elie Tahari's imagination as well: "He looks like a good architect with a blueprint in his hand. I'd let him design my house."
Jackson used his signature hat as a billboard for Shaft at June's MTV Movie Awards in L.A. "He looks great in white," says Mia Tyler of the actor's Armani ensemble. Sisqó seconds that opinion: "I was there when he wore this. He was like a breath of fresh air."