You win an Oscar, and everybody knows your film Moonlight for all the wrong reasons. Now what? Well, your cast becomes the latest faces of Calvin Klein's underwear campaign, you earn a spot as one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People of the Year and get to continue your Oscar victory lap at the MET Gala... with Julianne Moore and Isabelle Huppert.

In other words: It's not a bad time to be Barry Jenkins, especially when a piece dubs your episode of Netflix's Dear White People "the best TV of 2017 so far."


Headed to the Met Gala with the best sidekicks, dos hermanas Cindy Sherman and Julianne Moore, pinch me πŸ‘ŒπŸΏ

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Look who I ran into at the Met, THE QUEEN @isabelle.huppert πŸ‘ŒπŸΏ

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He and Ashton Sanders are in with Paris Jackson and the rest of the Calvin Klein crew, too:

Barry's now a part of a pretty esteemed group of people. It's this photo of Barry with photographer and filmmaker Cindy Sherman and Julianne that has Twitter particularly abuzz:

Barry's not simply Oscar famous, he's MET Gala and fashion famous, and deemed influential beyond his field. Earlier this week, he told the AP he spent a month in Mexico after the Oscar hype died down, but that he's about to start adapting Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Underground Railroad. It only makes sense then that his potential is paired with somebody who is equally on top of her professional game in Julianne.


Her Raf Simons for Calvin Klein feather gown was not a Penelope Cruz feather duster knockoff but a jubilant explosion of texture and volume. It matches her expression.

After spending a year or so on her own Oscar victory lap following her 2015 win for Still Alice, Julianne kept busy with indies like Freeheld, Maggie's Plan, and a little-known film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. Soon, she'll be Cannes-bound once again with Wonderstruck, her latest collaboration with her Safe, Far From Heaven and I'm Not There director Todd Haynes. Then, there's a high-low balance with parts in George Clooney's Suburbicon, the Kingsman sequel, and the upcoming David O. Russell Amazon series opposite Robert De Niro.

Both Barry and Julianne's careers are on an upswing. Isn't the MET Gala invite the best way to celebrate?



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