In most cases, ladies are the ones who get the most of the attention on the red carpet. That’s understandable because ladies have more room to experiment with their outfits. After seeing all those outstanding gowns we tend to forget about the tuxedos. So, to stand out as a man on the red carpet is not an easy task. This year’s Met Gala theme was all about the avant-garde which made the task even harder. So, how can you wear a tuxedo and still look avant-garde? Well, here are the people who showed us how:
1. Rami Malek
Malek’s all-red Dior Homme suit was a fashion moment to remember. All the guys who are less than 6ft could learn a valuable lesson from Malek. His suit was perfectly tailored and the fit made Malek look taller than he is. Additionally, his shoes were on the edgier side and matched this year’s theme.
2. Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa smoked a blunt on the red carpet and we are still talking about his outfit. Nobody could steal the show from the black slacks paired with a white shirt, vest and a blazer. His white boots were not an expected choice but sure helped him secure his place among the best-dressed men at the Met Gala. His outfit is a creation of Thom Browne.
3. Hasan Minhaj
Hasan didn’t take any risks but made a strong statement. Once again he proved that the classic black tuxedo with a white smoking shirt is a perfect choice for any red carpet event. Every inch of his Turnbull Asser shawl collar suit fitted him to perfection.
4. The Weekend
The Starboy decided on a settled simple outfit. Everything about his classic tuxedo was on point.
5. Trevor Noah
Trevor decided on an Ermenegildo Zegna made-to-measure suit. This is another great example how a suit should look and fit.
6. Eddie Redmayne
The Oscar winner showed up in a Prada custom tailored blue tuxedo. Eddie paired the double breasted, peak lapel tuxedo with a white smoking shirt and he secured his place among the best-dressed men at the Met Gala 2017.
7. A$AP Rocky
The 28 years old rapper and producer seemed to have a lot of fun at the Met Gala 2017. He apparently grabbed Kendall Jenner’s butt. On the top of that, he was considered among the best-dressed men. His entire outfit was from Raf Simon’s first collection for Calvin Klein.
Migos is the first rap group ever who was honored to perform at the Met Gala. They debuted in all-black classic Versace tuxedos but also brought some of their swag with the designer shades and with the massive pieces of jewelry. I have to admit I have never expected that those chains would look so good on a tuxedo.
9. Aziz Ansari
The classic double breasted tuxedo by Ermenegildo Zegna Couture was the right choice for Aziz Ansari.
10. Joe Jonas
Joe is another star who reached for H&M for his red carpet look. Surprisingly, H&M got the chance to design the outfits for few other celebrities. Joe’s burgundy/black custom tailored suit paired with a black shirt and a black bow tie was a winning combination.
11. Francesco Carrozzini
Anna Wintour’s son-in-law to be Francesco literally shined on the red carpet in his blue double-breasted suit with black shawl collar. He is the son of the former Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani. No wonder why he is among the best-dressed men on this year’s Met Gala.
12. Pharrell Williams
I would say that Pharrell was the one who risked the most. He showed up dressed casually in jeans, shirt, and a biker jacket and immediately got an approval from the fashion police. Wonder why? Pharrell did a good job adapting to this year’s avant-garde theme and wore Comme des Garcons from head to toes.
The rapper was wearing a custom-made H&M suit. The suit was made from sustainable materials of organic silk and Tencel. Future is simply not a person who would show up in a classic tuxedo, so H&M’s team created an eye-catchy outfit by embroidering a black skull on the back of his tailcoat and added a red Swarovski crystal heart.
14. Riz Ahmed
Riz Ahmed once again proved that you can never go wrong with an all-black suit that is custom tailored to perfection.
15. Tom Brady
Tom Brady supported his better half Giselle in a gray matching suit and black trousers. He paired his Tom Ford suit with a white smoking shirt and a black bow tie.
This year’s Met Gala was everything but mainstream. I am not sure if the theme inspired the attendees to behave and dress unconventionally, but we all have to admit there were some jaw-dropping and inspiring moments.
1. Jaden Smith Carried his Dreadlock As An Accessory on the Red Carpet
Jaden is well-known for his experiments with clothes and accessories. His all-black Louis Vuitton outfit at the Met Gala 2017 probably seemed too settled for him, but he decided to accessorize it with his own dreadlocks. Jaden cut off his dreadlocks recently, but it seems that he is still not ready to live without them.
2. Kim Kardashian Passed on The Drama at This Year’s Met Gala
For someone who built a career wearing the latest fashion and dictating trends, it was so unexpected to see her show up in a simple white gown. Not only did her outfit not match this year’s theme, but this simple Vivienne Westwood dress is not comparable to anything that Kim has worn in the past. At previous Met Galas, and other glamorous events, Kim always reached for extravagant gowns with a lot of details. Anyway, I have to say that the off shoulder dress looked amazing on Kim and Mario Dedivanovic once again did an outstanding job with Kim’s makeup.
3. Nicki Minaj Ruled the Red Carpet in H&M
The queen of hip-hop surprisingly didn’t reach for any high-end designers for this year’s Met Gala. Her personal stylist Maher Jridi worked together with the H&M team and created this custom-made outfit that everybody is talking about. The outfit features a satin kimono top and black vinyl rose details. Additionally, the obi belt that features the face of Rei Kawakubo, this year’s honored designer made this outfit unlike anything else we saw on the red carpet.
4. Wiz Khalifa Smoked It on The Red Carpet
Jaden Smith wasn’t the only one with an unusual red carpet accessory. While other celebrities were striking poses, Wiz Khalifa took a blunt out of his pocket and started smoking it right there in front of all the cameras. We all know that Wiz is a free spirit, but nobody expected this at the most classy event of the year.
5. P Diddy Lounged on the Red Carpet
P Diddy took a break from the photographers while his wife Cassie was still preoccupied posing for the cameras. He wrote on Twitter: ”I was getting tired so I laid down on the stairs!!! #METGALA”
Probably every man has felt the same as P Diddy did. As ladies, we like to take our time, whether it is shopping or posing until we get the perfect shot! So, I guess his reaction shouldn’t be so “unexpected”.
6. Two Celebrities Wore La Perla Haute Couture Dresses
The lingerie brand La Perla apparently designs gowns now too. After all that we saw on the red carpet, lingerie-like gowns probably are not the weirdest thing. Kendall Jenner wore a barely-there asymmetrical gown with a deep cut in the back, showing off her La Perla Thong.
Mary J. Blige showed up in La Perla’s newest innovation, a latex lace gown. The sheer black gown with a high split that showed off her legs was completed with black platform heels and some jewelry.
This year’s Met Gala theme Comme des Garcons in honor of the fashion designer Rei Kawakubo was all about avant-garde. There were some celebrities who decided not to go with the theme but the majority wore conceptual, unusual gowns in the spirit of the theme. Take a look at the outfits that stole the show at the Met Gala 2017.
The goddess of Met Gala outfits once again justified her place among the best dressed. In the spirit of the theme Rihanna wore a voluminous, colorful creation from Comme Des Garcons Fall 2016 Collection.
2. Janelle Monae
Janelle wore a spectacular Ralph Russo dress that featured a feathered top and ultra-voluminous tulle skirt. The overly dramatic outfit was a perfect match to this year’s theme.
Solange made a bold statement with her parka dress and long train. The unusual dress was with a black top and white bottom. Solange is well-known for her eccentric outfits, so her decision to a wear parka dress on the red carpet shouldn’ surprise us at all.
4. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez didn’t really experiment with her look his year. She decided on a dreamy light blue gown by Valentino. Jennifer completed the look with a voluminous hairstyle and dramatic winged eyeliner.
5. Katy Perry
This year’s co-chair Katy Perry wore probably the most controversial look on Met Gala 2017. The Maison Margiela’s red structured gown with embroidery details got everyone’s attention. She even wore antennae mirrors above her red veil on both sides of her head.
6. Blake Lively
The Gossip Girl Blake Lively wore a gold extravagant gown by Atelier Versace. The gown featured blue feather flame design at the train and gold chains along the entire dress.
7. Cara Delevigne
The 24-old supermodel always surprises us with her edgy style. For the Met Gala 2017 she went for a futuristic plunging suit by Chanel. She made a bold statement painting her bald head silver and completing the look with crystals glued to her head.
8. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka was dressed in a custom-made Ralph Lauren gown. Her train was so long that she needed assistance to walk on the stairs. The unusual trench coat-alike gown surprisingly got an approval from the fashion critics.
9. Gigi Hadid
The ultra-famous supermodel showed up in an asymmetrical Tommy Hilfiger nude dress. She paired the dress with thigh high fishnet stockings and transparent black stilettos.
10. Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady
Gisele and her husband Tom Brady were co-chairs to this year’s Met Gala. Gisele shined in her silver full length backless dress. Her sweetheart Tom Brady wore matching grey and black suit with white shirt and a black bow tie.
11. Kendall Jenner
Kendall’s barely there jaw-dropping La Perla Couture dress got the most of the attention. The extremely daring transparent backless dress with cut across the abdomen exposed every part of Kendall’s toned body. Her black lace thong was shamelessly showing off thanks to the deep back cut of the dress.
12. Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa showed up in black slacks, white vest, and a blazer. The eye-catchy outfit was a creation of Thom Browne. And yes, that is Wiz Khalifa smoking on the red carpet.
13. Kylie Jenner
Kylie’s nude gown designed by Donatella Versace was a show-stopping moment. The naked dress featured floral details and dramatic fringe along the arms.
14. Rita Ora
Rita was fearless in her choice this year. She dominated the Red Carpet with a dramatic voluminous woven silk ribbon custom dress by Marchesa. The oversized bow at the shoulder made even a stronger statement. Rita completed the look with Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings worth $3 million!
Zendaya shined in Dolce & Gabbana colorful ball gown. The great spectrum of colors including yellow, tangerine, orange and blue together with the tropical parrot print all over the gown made her steal the show. She completed the look with a messy afro hairstyle and bright coral lips.
16. Nicki Minaj
When it comes to drama Nicki is always ready. Instead of wearing a classic gown, her personal stylist Maher Jridi teamed up with H&M and designed a custom outfit for Nicki. The grand obi belt featured the face of this year’s theme designer Rei Kawakubo. The unique creation included a satin kimono top and black vinyl roses.
17. Anna Wintour
The host of the Met Gala sparked in a dazzling gown designed by Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel. Anna didn’t seem to fully follow this year’s avant-garde theme, but there is no doubt that she always looks on point.
18. Lily Aldridge
The Victoria’s Secret Angel had to arrive at the Met Gala in a party bus because her dress was made of a heavy silk fabric that could easily wrinkle. The train was so long that three people had to assist her on her way to the Met Gala. The custom dress by Ralph Lauren featured asymmetric cuts. Lilly paired the dress with Balenciaga thigh-high pink boots and a custom made pink veil made by her hairstylist Bryce Scarlett.
19. Tracee Elis Rose
Tracee wore an asymmetric voluminous knee-length dress by Comme des Garcons in the spirit of the theme.
20. Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh
Pharrell and his wife both ditched the classic tuxedo and gown. Helen wore extremely oversized voluminous red jumpsuit by Comme des Garcons. Her husband went for a comfortable outfit that involved jeans, shirt and biker jacket by Comme Des Garcons.
21. Hailey Baldwin
Hailey looked like a real princess in her strapless crop top and the dramatic layered multi-color skirt by Carolina Herrera. The Swarovski crystal studded headpiece was a perfect choice and gave her outfit another dimension.
22. Haley Bennet
Haley went all dramatic at the Met Gala with a major floral headpiece. She completed her Dolce & Gabbana floral-print dress with Olympia shoes and Namiwaka jewelry.
23. Halle Berry
Halle dominated at her first-ever Met Gala night. She wore a sheer black bodysuit that featured dramatic silver and black floral details and a mile-long full train. The creation is by Comme des Garcons.
24. P Diddy and Cassie
The American rapper claimed that he got tired at the red carpet and treated himself with a break on the Met Gala stairs. P Diddy wore an unusual suit with white graphic print and a full length coat. His wife Cassie decided on a voluminous lace and satin black gown with a full train.
25. Grace Hartzel
Grace Hartzel choose an outfit on the darker side by Dior Haute Couture. Her unusual hairstyle and daring makeup look was apparently a recreation of Dior autumn/winter 2004 look.