The Met Gala also known as the fashion Oscars took place in New York City on Monday night. This year fashions finest gathered to celebrate Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli who together comprise the Costume Institute’s new exhibition the Impossible Conversations.
One thing you can count on when it comes to Met fashion is that is always outrageous. Csquared had a great time on Tuesday discussing this years most controversial look - Marc Jacobs in a Commes des Garcon lace tunic and white boxers on Facebook and Twitter.
But we are not here to discuss the outrageous, we want to share our top looks from the men.
Hands down the best look of the night for us was Zac Posen in this maroon suit and purple bow tie. The velvet jacket is pure elegance. Tailored to perfection, the color also stands out in the sea of black tuxes which a lot of the celebrities opt for at such an event.
Tom Ford…there is very little wrong this man can do in terms of style and it doesn’t hurt to have the gorgeous Chanel Iman on your arm either. The double-breasted jacket with wide winged silk lapels fits Tom well and the flower on the lapel adds a touch of panache to his outfit.
While we don’t think the sunglasses were necessary the suit itself is on point. This is how black tie should look. As one of the performers for the evening Bruno Mars was expected to look his best. And check out the crocodile shoes!! On a side note Bruno should stick to his coiffed hair which also would have been a better hairstyle for this event.
Men in Black
As expected with such a formal gathering there was a lot of black suits and tuxedo’s. A safe choice some would say but the below really stood out for us. They all look refined and polished for us these gents showed all in attendance how a tux is supposed to fit.
Darren Criss in Calvin Klein (bottom right) is a favorite for us because his suit is not black black but a charcoal colour showing black tie doesn’t strictly mean black.
The Colour Brigade
A few of the men in attendance did however opt for some color. Hamish Bowler’s pink jacket is a homage to the events theme as the color is featured quite prominently in the exhibition.
We do however have to call out Mick Jagger for wearing trainers to such a formal event. Mick you have walked enough high fashion red carpets in your time to know that trainers do not belong there!
The Velvet Crew
One of the biggest trends at the moment in men’s fashion is velvet jackets. Swizz Beatz and Tom Brady did the trend absolute justice. They both took a style risk with this but velvet jackets are great for formal occasions just remember to wear a different fabric for the trousers never head to toe velvet.
Let us know what you thought of the red carpet looks? Anyone we didn’t pick but you liked?
Can we also take a moment to appreciate Beyonce in this Givenchy creation!
For more Csquared red carpet coverage go here.
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