“I’m actually back in fashion thanks to Bridgerton”: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen wears all black leather and waves a RAPIER before the changing rooms return
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen channeled his inner Bridgerton when he donned black leather before his show Changing Rooms returned from the 1990s.
In a series of new promotional photos for the show, the 56-year-old self-proclaimed “homestyle advisor” exuded extravagance as he rocked a cheeky black outfit.
The star of his ensemble was his combination of pants, boots and vest, all made of black leather.
“I’m actually back in fashion thanks to Bridgerton”: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen wore an all black leather ensemble and swung a RAPIER before returning to the changing rooms
Grin: The 56-year-old interior designer completed his look with a simple knee-length black coat and a cheeky smoldering fire
He wore a simple but elegant black coat that reached just above the knee.
At one stroke a skull pattern adorned his waistcoat.
Llewelyn-Bowen was standing in a large room to match a royal ball from the hit Netflix show Bridgerton, also holding a sword in one of his gloved hands.
Speaking of his looks, the TV star said he wanted to revisit some of his older styles as he prepared for the 25th anniversary and the return of the dressing rooms.
He said, “September will be the 25th anniversary of the first episode of Changing Rooms that appears on our screens. I really enjoyed the idea of revisiting the look I had back then for this shiny new revival of the show in 2021.
Inside king: The designer struck a pose and channeled a very stately pose in his slightly tangled outfit
Stay cool! Llewelyn-Bowen donned sunglasses and seemed almost ready to duel an opponent in this commercial before returning to the locker rooms
“Strangely, thanks to Bridgerton, it looks like I’m actually back in fashion.”
Llewelyn-Bowen’s recent snapshots were taken as part of a series of inquiries into funding the renovation works on Downing Street Flat by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Commenting on the renovation, Llewelyn-Bowen said, “Who knew wallpaper could be so political?
‘Not since the moment the arsenic-green herd in Napoleon’s Saint Helena bedroom was accused of poisoning the former emperor has the makeover been such a poisonous goblet.
‘Bojo’s big mistake was doing it private; If he and Carrie-Antoinette had made the point of swapping with the next-door neighbors, the Sunaks, me and the changing room belt truck would have gotten some prime-time entertainment, at least from the moment Bojo was painting the parlor. ‘
Skull: With his coat removed and his back turned to the camera, a skull and crossbones pattern could be seen that had patterned his vest
Llewelyn-Bowen joked about the success of the Netflix hit show Bridgerton (pictured) which he said, “Thanks to Bridgerton, it looks like I’m actually back in fashion.”
Back in October, it was announced that Llewelyn-Bowen’s classic show is slated for a return to British television on Channel 4.
The show returns later that year after a 16-year hiatus, with Davina McCall and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen as hosts.
Former Big Brother presenter, 52, will replace original presenter Carol Smillie for a reboot of the classic home makeover show that originally aired on BBC One from 1996 to 2004.
Davina said earlier: “I am very pleased to be able to present changing rooms. It’s the perfect time to bring it back. Everyone is going to be DIY and decor crazy!
“I can’t wait to see all the amazing changes. I could even get stuck inside myself if I was allowed to be let go with a brush. ‘
Although Llewelyn-Bowen dressed in flashy black leathers, he said he originally needed the showrunners’ encouragement to get back to the show’s revival.
Before that, he said: “It took a fair amount of time to get me back under the banner of the changing rooms, but nothing is as persuasive as it takes to put those lederhosen back on.”
Previously: Llewelyn-Bowen originally hosted dressing rooms alongside Carol Smillie between 1996 and 2004, but will now perform alongside former Big Brother presenter Davina McCall