Capitol Couture has put the spotlight on Caesar Flickerman. Got to love that mauve hair and the whiter than white teeth!
Caesar Flickerman shakes his head at a neon green houndstooth tie in the corner of his closet. The frenetic pattern, he says with a sigh, distracted a victor during an interview. He hasn’t worn it since. That’s not to say that the stylish impresario of the Capitol’s airwaves eschews flashy, flamboyant fashion. “Your style should always make people lean closer, not look away,” he says.
No one knows that better than Flickerman—an arbiter of au courant style—who has lent a public voice and persona to tributes and victors alike for the past 40 years. And over that time, he has honed his sartorial sense to a piercing intensity. Suits are a must because they create a cohesive look. His closet, which features tufted ottomans in bone velvet and three full-length mirrors, is painted a soothing shade of pale lavender to match his current hair color.
“I like to complement my surroundings, so I always feel stylish,” he says. “Don’t you love that?” The hue of his bouffant hair changes annually for every Hunger Games. (He still proudly defends the crimson coif he sported for the 73rd Games, even though district darling Katniss told him that it looked like he was bleeding.) “My stylist touches up the color daily and the process is very drying. I have this wonderful deep conditioner that is custom-blended for me,” he says. With a wink, he adds: “I’m very high maintenance.”