Model Alton Mason, bedazzled in a Prada cape, tells GQ Magazine:
“I feel magical. I feel powerful. I feel strong.”
Somebody send an invite to Ashley Tisdale please.
Eagerly awaiting arrival of Shrek and Fiona on the carpet.
In knee-high boots and a stiff shirt, Riz Amed makes a poignant statement.
Though the men of the Met sometimes bore, Guardian Australia reporter Calla Wahlquist breaks down why that may just work for this year’s theme.
Male attendees at the Met Gala often skip on participating in the theme, on the grounds that the biggest risk of wearing a well-cut black tux is you might bore fashion bloggers to death.
This year, however, there is some hope. The Gilded Age is one of the easier themes to nod to, without fully committing. Men in the late 19th century were still predominantly wearing suits, and breeches had given way to trousers.
The trick is the length. The two most popular cuts of the era were the morning coat, a single-breasted coat with a cutaway front and tails, designed to keep out of the way when riding horses, and an evening coat, which had much the same cut but was often double-breasted.The dinner jacket was introduced in the late Victorian era. It didn’t have tails but still fell to the tops of the thighs. Most suits were in black, brown or grey. Waistcoats were where risks were taken.
So Met Gala co-chair Tom Ford’s fairly sedate tuxedo is on theme.
As is Lin-Manuel Miranda, another co-chair.
Ben Winston, the producer of The Late Late Show with James Cordon, offers a subtle take.
While Vogue’s creative editorial director, Mark Guiducci, has a bolder take on the theme.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s future baby is getting their first Met Gala in early.
US rapper Anderson .Paak is having so much fun with this look:
Ryan Reynold’s face as Blake Lively unveiled a pastel blue train beneath brown folds of fabric is all of us right now.
Blake Lively hits the mark every time.
Actor Kieran Culkin arrives in … Converse and sunglasses?
Speaking of padded bustles worn under gowns for volume, the back of Blake Lively’s dress is a wonder.
Theatre producer Jordan Roth has given his bustle an industrial goth makeover, and brought it along as his date.
That padding you see is historically accurate in spirit, if not in form. The padded humps of bustles used to be stuffed with horse hair.
Jordan Roth wins.