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This post is about the annual Met’s Costume Institute Gala, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination curated by Andrew Bolton. If you’re curious as to how this exhibit and gala is put together check out Andrew Rossi’s 2016 documentary The First Monday in May, and experience how the Met’s 2015 exhibit, China: Through the Looking Glass was put together. It’s one of those great fashion films that is a must see.
This years theme, attendees were told to wear “Your Sunday’s Best”. With that said many male celebrities missed the mark on this except for a few. The following are my top picks.
We got my boy T’Challa, Chadwick Boseman in Atelier Versace and Christia Louboutin, fit right into the theme for his first ever Met Gala. Although, it was a bit borderline cheesy, it was adorned correctly and stopped just in time. The cape was amazing, as the detail of the pants as well. I liked that you could take the cape off and he detailed of the pants were great.
Oh, My Jared. Is there nothing in the world that Jared Leto cannot look good in?! I am asking. Please let me know in the comments section. Jared seems to be Alessandro Michelle muse when it comes to designing, and yet the collaboration seemed to be on point for their latest appearance. In a dusty blue suit, with wide black pinned lapels, an embroidered scarf, and crown completed his bearded, scruffy look. Definitely, channeling the Holy Man himself.
You may or may not know the following nominee, kidding, but you may not know who this person is unless you’re into musical theater and the powerhouses behind them. Jordan Roth is the president and co-owner of the Jujamcyn Theaters in New York City and a close friend of AW. Making his Met Gala debut and consulting with AW, they both choose a piece from Givenchy’s Men’s Haute Couture. The jacket initially started as a cape on a short jacket, but, at Wintour’s guidance, evolved into a longer coat with a cape constructed from strands of beads. The coat in wool and silk red tailored with a red hand-embroidered beaded cape and red straight-leg trousers complete the look.
Nick Jonas has made his rounds to the Met Gala for a few years now. At first, I can admit that his look looked boring to me. It felt too safe for a theme that seemed interesting and challenged men to be creative. So, I then saw a video of Nick getting ready, and they showed the suit. The suit is from Dolce & Gabbana Alta Sartoria. The textile itself is a bit Renaissance with gold cording (or stitching) on the suit. Which loses itself in all the photographs I have seen of Nick. Other than that, his cross chained makes a great alternative to a bowtie, which was his first option.
For as long as you have been reading or following my blog, you know that I love a great dramatic piece. And sure enough, my last pick is as dramatic as it can be. Hamish Bowles whos is American Vogue’s European Editor-at-Large, comments on a lot of the fashion and writes some of the stories. Bowles wore this cardinal watered silk red cape with angelic-like feathers that decorated it made from colorful failles. Underneath, he wore a lilac watered silk suit with similar feathers. I think it was great, it fit the theme and it was amazing.