The Young Hollywood Standouts Who Are Leaving Their Mark

Rising stars — featured in fall TV shows and movies — model this season’s bold fashion looks

Bold graphics and sharp silhouettes play a major role in this fall’s fashion — as worn by young Hollywood up-and-comers who’ll feature prominently in the season’s top TV shows and movies.

Auli'i Cravalho - young hollywood
On Auli’i Cravalho: FENDI top, $1,980, shorts, $1,100, and jacket, $3,290 at fendi.com; WOLFORD tights $49 at wolford.com; WALTERS FAITH earrings, $3,300 and ring, $4,250 at waltersfaith.com // Hair and Makeup by Kelly Shew

Auli’i Cravalho

ALL TOGETHER NOW AND THE POWER

Even if you haven’t seen Auli’i Cravalho in a movie before, you’ve probably heard her: The 19-year-old native Hawaiian actress made her debut as the voice of Disney’s Princess Moana in 2016. Now she’s cementing her place in Hollywood with leading roles in the forthcoming Amazon Prime series The Power and in the teen Netflix flick All Together Now, which dropped Aug. 28. Cravahlo also generated some buzz back in April when she came out as bisexual via TikTok, in perfect Gen Z fashion.

Josephine Langford - young hollywood
On Josephine Langford: CHANEL dress and belt, at Chanel stores nationwide // Hair by Clayton Hawkins @ A-Frame Agency, Makeup by Kristin Hilton

Josephine Langford

AFTER WE COLLIDED

Before Josephine Langford, 23, made it in Hollywood, she passed out flyers in a shopping center while wearing an Elmo costume. “It gets really sweaty in the suit,” the Australian actress says. “I think I got in trouble once because a kid dabbed and I dabbed back.” Luckily, following her 2019 breakout performance as Tessa Young in the movie After, Langford won’t have to return to the Elmo suit anytime soon. Many say that the After series, based on the popular books by Anna Todd, is positioned to be the next Twilight. The sequel, After We Collided, premiered on Sept. 2.

young hollywood - Ronen Rubinstein
On Ronen Rubinstein: DIOR MEN coat, $4,100, pants, $1,350, shirt and tie, at Dior Men boutiques and dior.com; JIMMY CHOO shoes at Jimmy Choo stores nationwide and jimmychoo.com; AUDEMARS PIGUET watch at Audemars Piguet stores nationwide // Grooming by Sabine Roller Taylor, Onset grooming by Alana Wright

Ronen Rubinstein

9-1-1: LONE STAR

While Ronen Rubinstein, 26, was born in Israel, his latest television role is deeply American. On Ryan Murphy’s 9-1-1: Lone Star, Rubinstein plays T.K. Strand, an openly gay firefighter and recovering opioid addict who relocates with his father (Rob Lowe) to Austin, Texas. Rubinstein says the show, which premiered in January this year, has inspired many first responders to come out to him. “People are seeing themselves on screen, maybe for the first time ever,” he says. “To be able to have that trust and compassion from a complete stranger … that’s sort of all we could ask for.”

Birgundi Baker - young hollywood
On Birgundi Baker: CARMEN MOLINA caftan, $1,200 and skirt $645 at carmenmolina.com; BROCK COLLECTION top and skirt, $2,560 at modaoperandi.com; MIA BECAR shoes, $695 at miabecar.com; SAINT LAURENT BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO earrings, (right ear) $595, gloves, $495, and bracelet (right wrist), $1,195 at ysl.com; AUDREY C necklace; SOFIO GONGLI cuff at peri-a.com; MELINDA MARIA earrings (left ear) at melindamaria.com // Hair by Tiffany Daughtery @ Celestine Agency, Makeup by Kai Pritchard

Birgundi Baker

THE CHI AND CIRCUT

Birgundi Baker, 28, has always had the performing arts in her blood. Growing up, the North Carolina-native often drove to New York with her family to watch her aunt perform in student acting showcases at Juilliard. Through her performance as Kiesha Williams on Lena Waithe’s Showtime drama The Chi, Baker hopes to amplify the voices of missing and abused Black women. On the third season, which aired June 21, Baker’s character was promoted to a series regular. She’ll also play the main character in the forthcoming short film Circuit, which sheds a light on human trafficking.

Mason Gooding - young hollywood
On Mason Gooding: GUCCI sweater, $890 and shirt, $790, at select Gucci stores nationwide, by special order, and at gucci.com; ETRO pants, $670, at etro.com; FERRAGAMO shoes, at select Salvatore Ferragamo stores nationwide and by special order // Grooming by Jamie Taylor @ The Wall Group

Mason Gooding

LOVE, VICTOR

Mason Gooding, 23, might be the son of Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., but he’s making his own name for himself in Hollywood. In his role as Andrew, the antagonist on Hulu’s Love, Victor, Gooding hopes to show a new side of bullying. “You realize he is the way he is due to his own self-imposed insecurities and problems with self-image,” says Gooding, who was bullied in high school for being overweight. “It’s cathartic — the idea that I could embody something that I, as a child, thought was never possible.”

Justin H. Min
On Justin H. Min: RALPH LAUREN coat, $6,995 at ralphlauren.com; BRANDON MAXWELL turtleneck, $850 at brandonmaxwellonline.com; CHRISTIAN WIJNANTS suit at christianwijnants.com; JIMMY CHOO shoes at Jimmy Choo stores nationwide and jimmychoo.com // Grooming by Sonia Lee for Exclusive Artists using Hanz de Fuko

Justin H. Min

THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY AND AFTER YANG

Justin H. Min, 30, is quickly cementing his status as a bona fide supernatural star. On Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, whose second season aired July 31, Min has become a fan-favorite for his performance as a ghost named Ben Hargreeves. The breakout role earned him a spot as a robot in Kogonada’s forthcoming A24 sci-fi flick, After Yang, alongside Colin Farrell and Jodie Turner-Smith. “While I was on a plane ride, my manager sent me the script and I just started to weep,” says Min. “The woman next to me was like ‘Are you OK?’”

Javicia Leslie
On Javivia Leslie: MAX MARA jacket, $1,790, turtleneck, $575, skirt, $1,290 and tights, $65 at maxmara.com; CARTIER watch, $31,100, and rings at Cartier boutiques nationwide and at cartier.com // Makeup by Dion Xu, Hair by Sean Fears

Javicia Leslie

BATWOMAN

In preparation for her upcoming titular role in the CW series Batwoman, Javicia Leslie, 33, has taken up muay thai. Leslie’s name made waves in the entertainment industry when, following the sudden departure of then-lead Ruby Rose, it was announced that she would become the first Black, bisexual actress to play Batwoman. “I knew that this was something that was just so much bigger, and it made me kind of reevaluate [the role],” says Leslie. “Even though I’m doing something I love, I get to change the world while I do it.” The new season premieres January 2021.


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