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09.05.18 Menswear

2018 Met Gala Menswear Roundup

The men always have a bit more of a challenge when it comes to thematic dress, but here’s how they did at the 2018 Met Gala on Monday (May 7) in New York City.

Virgil Abloh: Right out of the gate, I loved seeing Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director of Men’s Collections wearing this preview of the upcoming Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2019 men’s collection. Bonus points that the creamy-white design played to the theme—with an urban twist in the sneakers.

Andrew Garfield: The actor introduced the thematic, crimson-red hue via this lush velveteen Tom Ford tuxedo.

Jared Leto: If there would be anyone to fully dress to theme, it would be Jared. In head-to-toe Gucci, he flaunted this custom design that offered up his interpretation of a saintly crown paired with priestly embroidered panels. The flamboyant suit itself we could have likely seen him in any day of the week.

Daniel Kaluuya: It was the blue hue of this Prada suit that likened itself to a soft interpretation of the theme with David Yurman cufflinks to complete the look.

Alexander Skarsgard: No costume tendencies here, as the handsome actor erred on the side of classic in a Brioni tux, Tod’s shoes, a Chanel watch, and David Yurman cufflinks.

John Boyega: Also not one to go full theme ahead, John did introduce a rich aubergine hue with this custom Michael Kors Collection design.

Donald Glover: Hand symbols aside, I was getting more of a retro than religious vibe in this custom Gucci mauve wool heritage tuxedo.

Ansel Elgort:
Regal plushness rang loud and clear in this Ralph Lauren Purple Label tuxedo given the midnight-purple, robe-inspired jacket.

Darren Criss: One of the more literal menswear odes to the theme, Darren donned a Dolce & Gabbana Alta Sartoria single-breasted shawl lapel jacket with Byzantine mosaic embroidery and cross-embellished slippers.

Wiz Khalifa: The rapper was refined in a Dior Homme tan suit that didn’t encompass much to write home about.

Michael B. Jordan: Although the thematic reference was more subdued here, I love the style-forward mood of this Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh pinstripe, sash-cinched design with David Yurman jewels and a cross lapel pin to finalize the religious spirit.

Jaden Smith: Leaving traditional religious connotations behind, Jaden glorified, well, Jaden by carrying his framed ‘Icon’ gold single certification poster. His luxe-urban Louis Vuitton rapper-worthy look further fueled the irreverent, unorthodox showing.

Shaun White: Opting for beaded foliage, Shaun was dressed in an Etro design. But, from the chains to the white T-shirt, the high-waist pants and slippers, it was just putting off the wrong vibes.

Cam Newton: The American football player is known for having a unique sense of style, and that was certainly proven with this Tom Ford colourful concoction of a tuxedo that was perhaps supposed to be celestial in its milky way effect. He generally favours a wide-brimmed hat, so the rakish topper was to be expected. It was the shades that put another layer of zany on the outfit.

Nick Jonas: I like how polished Nick’s Dolce & Gabbana Alta Sartoria look was, as it artfully echoed monastic style without going overboard.


Andy Cohen: Leave it to the TV host to slay a theme, and that he did in this Dolce & Gabbana Alta Sartoria look that would have just been a white tux were it not for the gold-laden robe and equally embellished slippers.

Idris Elba: Austere in a Givenchy Haute Couture suit, Idris took a darker, more ascetic route for his look with fiancée Sabrina Dhowre coordinating in similar subdued form with this black Givenchy gown.

The Migos: An homage to the evening’s co-hosts Donatella Versace, the rappers made for a striking trio in coordinating custom-made, Atelier Versace looks consisting of iconic Versace printed tuxedos entirely encrusted with Swarovski crystals. If you’re wondering where the theme came in, it was with the Renaissance-inspired iconography on the jackets. Versace shoes and Versace gold chains completed the elaborate ensembles.

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Models @ 2018 Met Gala

Models @ 2018 Met Gala

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19 Responses to 2018 Met Gala Menswear Roundup

  1. Tamia May 9, 2018 at 20:21 #

    Daniel Kaluuya proves that double standards exist still. If he was female everyone would keep going on about how he’s ‘plus size’ but as he’s a man…not even part of the equation.

  2. Jill May 9, 2018 at 20:01 #

    I actually really like Shaun White’s jacket (it has such a unique design while fitting the theme!) and matching green pants, though I agree the tee and shoes are off-putting. I wonder how to improve the look..changing the tee to a shirt doesn’t seem to match the jacket either? hmm..

  3. cindy May 9, 2018 at 14:28 #

    Chadwick Boseman and Jared Leto are the only men who were will to step out of the box. Daniel Kaluuya deserves better than that ill fitting suit.

  4. meme May 9, 2018 at 13:21 #

    It’s 2018 and most men still haven’t got the memo it seems. Half the looks here I’d consider dull on a regular red carpet never mind the ones in the tuxedo uniform *George Clooney* Ugh!

    The ones who put on a basic suit with either a cross necklace or brooch like Nick Jonas or Michael B Jordan remind me of Karen in Mean Girls with mouse ears. It looks like they’re just religious rather than dressed for a religious themed party.

    For me only Chadwick (he even had a different after party outfit) & Jared’s looks were memorable.

  5. Chris May 9, 2018 at 11:43 #

    I also liked Troye Sivan in Valentino.

    • meme May 9, 2018 at 13:33 #

      It was just a basic red suit but I did like the sheer shirt that we usually don’t see.

    • meme May 9, 2018 at 13:35 #

      Hamish Bowles of US Vogue also wearing Valentino was probably the most dramatic of all men though. I wish Chadwick’s cape was the same length as his.

  6. Maria F. May 9, 2018 at 09:29 #

    i liked all the ones that came to adhere to the theme, but extra shout out to Andrew and Alexander for looking yummy.

  7. Christine May 9, 2018 at 08:40 #

    Jared Leto came to party! I love that he respected theme and showed off. I don’t care what anyone think about Jared and his style. At least he’s never dull.

    I also liked the Migos theme looks too.

    Nick Jonas look great too

  8. Klara May 9, 2018 at 06:46 #

    Donald Glover actually played the theme very well, there was an embellishment on the back of his jacket… which elevates this outfit from 0 to 100, but the best dressed man is of course Chadwick, how can he be always best dressed?! We are not worthy 🙂 it’s a pity so many played it safe, but Jared could have done it better, for his standards it’s an usual film premiere outing

    • Camilla May 9, 2018 at 08:39 #

      Yes, +1 his Illuminati symbol was cool but it would have been nice to see him go nuts with the theme all the same.

  9. jessmarantelli May 9, 2018 at 06:25 #

    Jared looks even more like Jesus then he usually does!!!! Could have had a post all to himself for that amazing ensemble. He looked amazing with Lana and Alessandro all decked out in Gucci.

    • Christine May 9, 2018 at 08:40 #

      I agree!! Loved his look.

    • meme May 9, 2018 at 13:12 #

      I loved the crown. Men need more crowns/tiaras/headdresses in their lives!

  10. EmmaWoodhouse May 9, 2018 at 05:29 #

    Andrew looks good.
    Donald and Daniel are kind of going for the Sunday Best thing, so that’s fine.

  11. Alina May 9, 2018 at 05:20 #

    Jared’s face is like: “Yes, this is what I’ve been training for! The moment has arrived! It’s my time to shine!”

    Sadly, his lool is a big mess.

    Chadwick really had no competition.

  12. charlotte May 9, 2018 at 04:06 #

    well,they tried.
    Darren Criss was not too bad, no comments about the rest

  13. Caroline May 9, 2018 at 03:29 #

    So just a few men actually respected the theme… Of course Chadwick is already best dressed of the year but shout out to Migos too. The rest are a snooze fest and Jared tried.

    • JHH May 9, 2018 at 04:47 #

      +1, although I could easily Jared in that outfit, minus the crown, any other time he is on the red carpet.

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