Speaking from the stage of the 75th Emmy Awards as he prepared to announce the winner for best supporting actor in a drama series, Pedro Pascal clarified for anyone wondering that an injury to his shoulder — not his arm — was what required him to have a sling. He also offered something in the way of an explanation for the injury.
“Kieran Culkin beat the” living daylights out of him, Mr. Pascal said, using a word that was bleeped for broadcast audiences.
For Mr. Pascal, who was nominated for three awards on Monday, including best actor in a drama series for “The Last of Us,” the injury probably could have come at a better time: In just the past two weeks, he has found himself staring down a sea of cameras on three red carpets. But at each appearance, Mr. Pascal has incorporated the sling into his overall look, turning medical equipment into a distinctive accessory.
His arm-sling fashion made its first red-carpet appearance on Jan. 7 at the Golden Globes, accompanying a black Bottega Veneta turtleneck with white embroidery and manicured fingernails that spelled “ouchy.” In custom Valentino at the Emmys on Monday, his right arm was supported by a sling embellished with a black fabric rose matching an identical one on the cuff of his left sleeve.
But it was his Critics Choice Awards outfit, a custom-made monochromatic ensemble by the luxury men’s wear brand Zegna, that may have represented the most ambitious integration of sling and suiting so far.