10 Best Dressed Men at the Met Gala 2021
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If you don’t know what the Met Gala is, well it is a black-tie extravaganza for fund raising for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City, it is also widely called “the Oscars of fashion”. The Met Gala is the event where all fashion rules pretty much go out the window. It is the event where risk takers get to show their creativity, though few and far between. The earlier years of the Met Gala saw men dress according to the traditional conventional dress code- tuxedos and classic suiting.
Met Gala attendees get to make bold, spirited announcements about audacity and glamour by not holding back and showing extreme versions of their already full-on personalities. The Met Gala has given us iconic looks over the years, looks that not only totally embraced extremity and individuality but redefined fashion completely. The surge of men expeditiously moving from the classic, usually boring red carpet looks to the more bold, experimental looks is something to behold. We sure cannot forget when Marc Jacobs said “I just didn’t wanna wear a tuxedo and be boring,” when he was explaining his rationale for wearing a lace dress by Comme des Garçons in 2012 over boxer shorts, neither can we forget Billy Porter’s iconic and memorable Met Gala entrance on a litter carried by six shirtless men while wearing a custom “Sun God” ensemble, by The Blonds featuring a bejeweled catsuit outfitted with 10-foot wings and a 24-karat gold headpiece.
For this list, we are looking at the most stylish, unique looks at the Met Gala this year which based this year’s theme on “American Independence”. Here are our ten best dressed men at the Met Gala 2021.
1. Lil Nas X
The rapper stripped down to reveal three separate outfits at the Met Gala, arriving in a billowing gold cape which he removed to reveal a gold plated armoured suit and later stripped that to reveal a glittering Atelier Versace bodysuit.
2. Pete Davidson
The comedian rocked a Thom Browne outfit which consisted of a black dress underneath a white jacket. “I’m a little slutty nun tonight,” he told co-host Keke Palmer as he explained his outfit. A sentimental touch was added to his outfit- his necklace is a tribute to his firefighter father who died responding to the 9/11 attacks in New York.
3. Timothee Chalamet
Looking really cool in an all white Haider Ackermann ensemble and converse sneakers, Timothee Chalamet has stayed true to his fashion style.
4. Ben Platt
Going for an all denim American look from Christian Cowan and rocking Rhinestone cowboy and platform boots, Ben Platt was able to properly show off his vintage chic style.
5. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber made a fashion statement with this baggy suit from Le Maison Drew, an offshoot of his clothing line.
6. Frank Ocean
The singer showed up in a black suede Prada suit and a head turning accessory- a green robotic alien baby.
7. Dan Levy
Collaborating with Cartier and Loewe’s Jonathan Anderson for his debut Met Gala ensemble, Dan Levy described his custom red carpet look as an “incredibly wonderful and fulfilling adventure.” His ensemble was one that celebrates “the resilience and the love and the joy” of the LGBTQ+ community.
8. Troye Sivan
Opting for a cut out, figure hugging black gown from Rick Owens and also rocking the designer’s boots, with a diamond Cartier necklace, Troye Sivan’s outfit really demonstrates how men have gone past the traditional mens dress code.
9. Evan Mock
Firs showing up at the red carpet wearing a leather mask which he later took off to show off his pink hair, Evan Mock rocked the red carpet wearing a gimp suit from Thom Browne.
10. Kit Harington
Sporting a custom Saint Laurent suit, Kit Harington was able to successfully potray the old school Hollywood glamour and as he put it, he wanted to showcase the decadence and luxury of it all.