Karl Lagerfeld’s legacy was celebrated in style this year, and the male attendees definitely rose to the challenge with their bold and dashing outfits. Here are MEGA Man’s best dressed men at the 2023 Met Gala
The carpet event of fashion’s biggest night of the year has concluded, and it’s safe to say that a lot of male attendees brought their A-game. From oversized silhouettes to bold fashion statements, these guests showcased their creativity and unique interpretation of honoring the legendary Karl Lagerfeld. Curious to know who topped the fashion charts? Here’s MEGA Man’s selection of the top 10 best dressed men at the 2023 Met Gala.
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Jackson Wang made a memorable Met Gala debut when he walked in looking dapper as ever in his custom-made Louis Vuitton suit. The singer’s all-black ensemble exuded sophistication, with every element perfectly coordinated to create a bold and confident style. He completed the getup with a reference to Karl Lagerfeld’s iconic look by accessorizing with sunglasses, black gloves, rings, and a watch.
Jeremy Pope knows how to leave a lasting impression with his fashion choices, and he certainly did not disappoint this year when he graced the steps of the Met in a show-stopping custom-made Balmain cape and flared pants. The dramatic train, which featured Lagerfeld’s face woven into the fabric, measured 10 meters and required over 5,000 meters of silk chiffon and the expertise of 70 skilled seamstresses to create.
Ben Platt was dressed to the nines in a tailored Wiederhoeft suit, which made him look utterly dashing and sophisticated. The suit was crafted from a unique blend of materials, including silk tulle, taffeta, raffia, ostrich feathers, and metal strips, which were all perfectly complemented by intricate black hand-beaded trim and embroidered jewelry. Platt also sported a unique corset-shirt created from recycled satin and adorned with tuxedo-style laces.
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Brian Tyree Henry commanded attention in this custom ensemble from Lagerfeld’s eponymous brand, which featured a large ruffled black cape that added a touch of dramatic flair to his look. While the outfit was already impressive on its own, the addition of stacked pearls served as a nod to classic sophistication, which elevated his look to new heights.
Jordan Roth has made a name for himself as a fashion icon at the Met Gala, and he certainly did not let anyone down this year. Donning a fan-like top crafted from black glass mirror by Schiaparelli, Roth’s outfit was adorned with intricate embroidery of Karl Lagerfeld’s signature designs, including his sunglasses, a camellia, a bow, and even his cat Choupette. Each detail was outlined in black rhinestone stardust, taking the already exquisite look to the next level.
Bad Bunny is on a roll following a string of successful performances at Coachella as he showed up to the Met Gala sporting a custom white tweed suit by Jacquemus. While the daring cutout back certainly grabs attention, it is the eight-foot-long rosette cape that was the real show-stopper. The combination of the suit’s understated elegance and the cape’s striking appeal made for an unforgettable ensemble that did justice to Bad Bunny’s bold personality.
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Diddy made a memorable first impression at the Met Gala, dressed head-to-toe in his own clothing line, Sean John. He wore a puffy, padded cape adorned with black roses. Along with a short studded jacket, button-down shirt, and matching trousers, he also accessorized his look with diamond stud earrings, layered chains, dark square sunglasses, and puffy black gloves.
Sporting a Thom Browne attire, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Oklahoma City Thunder simply looked phenomenal. The basketball superstar put a unique spin on the classic John Travolta style by incorporating tweed instead of leather, and completing the entire outfit with a black bow tie and sleek dark shades.
Conan Gray turned heads at the Met Gala wearing a custom Balmain outfit. He wore a fringed tweed jacket with off-the-shoulder detailing, embroidered with pearls, and a high v-neck collar, which was perfectly complemented by his high-waisted diamond quilted leather pants, a white shirt, a black tie, a black camellia pin, and a black pearl-embroidered fan.
Jeremy Strong opted for a seemingly subdued getup at the Met Gala, but it was his accessories that made noise. Wearing a brown coat, green shirt, and black pants, he accessorized with a bright green Richard Mille watch and a fluorescent green pendant from Frank Ocean’s Homer jewelry line, which is worth a whopping $2,553.