Last month, Larry David – who famously hates fashion so much that he refused to be styled for the cover of GQ – made a glamorous appearance at New York Fashion Week. The creator of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm was photographed sitting with a view of his forehead as he had the time of his life: AKA plugged his ears and put his head in his hands.

Some (me) speculated that he was speaking on the phone or filming for the upcoming new season of Curb. Now, however, David has debunked those theories in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel and instead provided a simple explanation for why he covered his ears. “It was very loud,” he said.

“Let me explain how I ended up there,” David continued. “My friend’s fiancé is a great fashion designer, her name is STAUD (Sarah Staudinger, the founder of the LA brand), she is a wonderful girl. He told me that my presence would be helpful. I said, “My presence was nowhere helpful. Wherever I am it’s wrong Everything is better when I’m not there. Believe me’. So I showed up. But, you know, me and a fashion show, that’s a little out of place. It was very loud music and that’s why I covered my ears. “

Disappointingly, the writer and actor failed to explain why he was spotted having lunch with Timothée Chalamet at Fashion Week two days after the incident. The two got boarded, drank espresso martinis, and shared animated stories while eating al fresco in NYC. You can look back on Dazed’s speculation about WTF that you discussed here.

Meanwhile, HBO has released the first trailer for season 11 of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which is slated to premiere on October 24th. The new cast includes regulars Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, JB Smoove, Ted Danson and Richard Lewis, while season 10 stars Jon Hamm and Vince Vaughn, as well as newcomers Seth Rogen, Woody Harrelson, Lucy Liu , Kaley Cuoco, Bill Hader and more will return.

Check out the new season trailer here, and check out David’s statement on New York Fashion Week below.