May 8, 2019

2019 Met Gala Menswear

Posted by Rachel Watkins
2019 Met Gala Menswear

From Ezra Miller and Jared Leto’s face-off to Billy Porter’s flight of fancy, the men really impressed at this year’s 2019 Met Gala with their fabulously over-the-top interpretations of the ‘camp’ theme. Here’s a look at more of the guys on the pink carpet yesterday (May 6) in New York City.

Cole Sprouse: Cole was giving us all the ditzy floral and retro vibes we could want in these Ferragamo embroidered pieces.

Omari Hardwick: This custom Dapper Dan x Gucci three-piece embossed suit had something of a decorative, period-style flair mixed with urban edge in the oversized pocket scarf and chain necklace.

Henry Golding: Yes, this bespoke Atelier Versace suit was campy in its crazy colour palette alone, and I was loving every second of it. The dazzling effect of the double-beaded Swarovski crystals created a degradé metallic effect that was like eye candy.

21 Savage: The rapper’s custom Dapper Dan x Gucci look not only boasted plenty of street cred, it had Dapper Dan emblazoned on the back of the jacket to fully represent. Leather pants were the only natural pairing for the black-and-gold ornate jacket.

Mark Ronson: I was getting ’80s prom vibes with this custom Valentino white tux, piped in blue satin. I wish he had chosen something other than those black shoes.

Frank Ocean: This Prada ensemble looked quite hot — literally — as he was all bundled up for some serious chill in this parka overcoat.

Hero Fiennes-Tiffin: The coverall straps of this Salvatore Ferragamo ensemble offered some edgy spirit for the evening together with the skinny bow tie at the neck.

Max Minghella: It’s a navy Prada suit. Enough said.

Taron Egerton: At least this Salvatore Ferragamo dinner jacket had some visual interest with the metallic flecked embellishment.

Idris Elba: This star of Idris’s Atelier Versace suit was the Barocco-printed jacket that featured Swarovski crystal embroidery with a metallic effect. At his side, Sabrina Dhowre also shone brightly in a rose-gold-tone, iconic Atelier Versace chainmail gown enriched with a flowing chiffon train and oversized lace detail on the corset bodice — and matching rose-gold curls, naturally. David Morris jewels completed her look.

Darren Criss: We knew Darren would make us proud on theme night, and this campy, custom Balmain look channeled the Harlequin character — with theatrical, cobalt-blue eye makeup and oxblood lip line only driving home the jester flair.

Richard Madden: Proving that an all-black look can still speak to the spirit of camp, Richard impressed in a Dior Men by Kim Jones Pre-Fall 2019 suit with cropped pants, crossover jacket, and a giant safety pin.

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Frances Aaternir: Although their custom Salvatore Ferragamo looks weren’t exactly matchy-matchy, they fit together well with the feather detail at Chiwetel’s neck subtly echoing Frances’s silver feathered gown.

French Montana: Since May 6 was the first day of Ramadan, he represented with traditional Arabic attire in this custom Dapper Dan + Gucci rose jacquard jalabiya robe with multi-colour lapel and trim paired with Gucci slipper loafers.

Travis Scott: Looking like an action figure come to life, the rapper was ready for pink-carpet combat in a Dior Men by Kim Jones Winter 2019 ensemble alongside Kylie Jenner.

Benedict Cumberbatch: I don’t know what I was expecting from Benedict, but it wasn’t this custom Labassa Woolfe three-piece suit. But, I was a fan of the dandy flair of the all-white moment coupled with the jaunty top hat, rakish cane, and embellished slippers. With fairy-tale romance to match, all emanating from her billowy Roksanda Fall 2019 gown, Sophie Hunter stood at his side.

Stephan James: Can we take a minute to appreciate these Christian Louboutin decorative, metallic boots — and how they correspond with the contrast lapels of this lux Burberry velvet tux styled with Chopard jewels.

Lewis Hamilton: I loved this zig-zaggy Tommy Hilfiger suiting on Lewis — as it was styled supremely well for the night between the diamond-pinned cravat, to the sparkly headband, layered bracelets, and Western boots. Regal and rebellious.

RuPaul: This was certainly RuPaul’s night, and he was there for it — 1,000 percent — in a custom Zaldy New York eye-popping, hot-pink zebra suit and David Webb jewels that can only be described as fierce. Of course, we can’t not notice the giant bow tie and feather boa.

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Saint Laurent @ 2019 Met Gala

Saint Laurent @ 2019 Met Gala

Models @ 2019 Met Gala

Models @ 2019 Met Gala

15 Responses to 2019 Met Gala Menswear

  1. Guest May 8, 2019 at 8:03 pm #

    Henry! In love with his whole look.

  2. JasLinds May 8, 2019 at 1:43 pm #

    Henry and Benedict for sure!

  3. Guest May 8, 2019 at 8:30 am #

    Frank ocean, you’re a gay man, how can u dress like this to a ball, not just any ball, a ball were the theme is camp. Quick hand over your homosexual card, go over there and sit with the boring straight dudes.

    Taron egerton u are playing Elton John the king of camp in an upcoming biopic and this is how u show up, in a black tux? U had one job.

    • Guest May 8, 2019 at 8:39 am #

      Your comment is absolutely disgusting. (And it’s nor the first time)

  4. Guest May 8, 2019 at 8:14 am #

    The top row and Benedict. I’m surprised by Omari’s designer because the females in that label were boring on the night – looking at you Karlie kloss and Ashley Graham.
    Frank, Max, Hero, Chitwetel and Richard and some others were super basic.
    I find French’s dress a bit odd just because of the theme, seems like anthieses of it
    I’m kind of disappointed Rupaul didn’t go in drag but I kind of get why.

    • Guest May 8, 2019 at 8:33 am #

      Mama Ru doesn’t dress up in drag unless ur paying her.
      If they wanted ru in drag they should have brought out the cash.

  5. Guest May 8, 2019 at 3:54 am #

    From this lineup I’d pick Henry, Darren, and Lewis Hamilton.

  6. Guest May 8, 2019 at 3:39 am #

    I think Benedict nailed the camp in the best of ways! I feel like someone played a trick on Travis Scott and French Montana and told them they were going to an early Halloween party. Ridiculous. Henry Golding is shiny and yummy and I love it.

  7. OGCaroline May 8, 2019 at 2:47 am #


  8. Jess Mara May 8, 2019 at 2:19 am #

    The top row look amazing and more importantly on theme. love the ombre purple blue suit of Henry and Cole’s nod to the 70s flower power era.

    Benedict totally rocked his cane and outfit the entire way up the pink carpet, so was Sophie. This theme seemed right up their alley and I love that he went more dandy English camp then full on camp.

    Richard and Darren also really stood out for me.

    Interestingly this theme seemed to work really well for the men – sure there were a number in standard but impeccable tuxedos (Tom Ford gets a pass as he looked amazing as always) but for the most part they all dressed to the theme.

    Well done on your coverage again of this event Fashion Critic!!!

  9. Phee phee May 8, 2019 at 1:59 am #

    Darren Criss was my fave of this grouping. He looks perfect.

    The top row looks amazing. Love Henry Goldings ombre suit. So cool.
    Cole looks nifty in his flower suit. Kinda love the vibe of it.

    Benedict and Stephan have the best shoes on. They are wonderful!
    I think Benedict and his wife were having alot of fun with the theme…or so it seemed from the pics I saw.

    O and Chitwetels feather neck detail was so subtle and brilliant. would love to see that on the regular rc.

    I agree the men really did a good job for the most part.
    most people did actually….this has easily been the met gala that most people tried for.

  10. Guest May 8, 2019 at 1:48 am #

    Yup, some outstanding showings from men this year. I believe looks like Ezra Miller’s and Billy Porter’s should be included in the general voting poll for the best dressed of the event this year.

    • Phee phee May 8, 2019 at 2:05 am #

      Noooo. keep it separated I think.
      Otherwise we miss best dressed of the women cause we know either Ezra or Billy will win that one.
      Id rather have two winners to appreciate – one from the mens poll, one from the women poll.
      We should just keep Ezra out of polls as his own winner hahaha
      (We all know Ezra won the night anyways…’wink’)

    • Guest May 8, 2019 at 2:21 am #

      Hehe 🙂 Nope, Ezra Miller for the win in all-in-one gender-bending poll!!

    • Phee phee May 8, 2019 at 4:58 am #

      argh . no.
      I read this last statement wrong.
      I thought u meant a separate gender-bending poll. so three polls. lol

      boy, it is gonna be hard to choose

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