Justin Theroux, Winnie Harlow, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Rami Malek were among the stars who stepped out on Tuesday night in New York City for a preview event of INTERSECT by Lexus, a new design-forward hub in the Meatpacking District honoring the brand's innovative spirit and history.
AOL was on-hand to chat with some of the stars as they entered the party, where we asked them how they innovate in their respective fields.
"Having a really good team who is well-versed in those areas is really important," model Harlow said of how she pushed the boundaries in what she wears. "I love clothes and I love fashion, but I’m also really young, so I’m not super well-educated in the past. Having a good stylist and team behind you who knows what they’re doing is so important."
"It’s really good to be open, especially when you’re working with new people," she added. "It’s also important for them to know your taste and not push you too far."
Malek pointed to his career-defining role on "Mr. Robot" as proof of his own innovation in acting.
"[It's about] just pushing the boundaries are what we all consider is going to be entertaining," Malek told us. "Look at a show like 'Mr Robot.' That could’ve been seen by many as a niche show for a very select group of people, and I think it's all about opening that door for everybody to take bigger risks."
The actor's turn as Queen frontman, Freddy Mercury, in "Bohemian Rhapsody," will surely propel him into the awards season conversation later this year, and Malek said that "there's no way to actually put into words" how innovative and groundbreaking Mercury was during his life.
"If you could definite it, it could be emulated, but he just can’t be," he explained. "He’s a one-off. Nobody close to him could even pin down what it was. There was just a combination of devil may care and absolute perfectionist that should never coincide. The fact that they do is just magic."