Met Gala Classic: A Salute to The Men Who Tried

Posted on May 04, 2020

Because the best we can do with most of the men on the average Met Gala red carpet is hand out participation trophies, the ones who actually tried to serve up a little haute style are to be commended, we say. Gentlemen, start your fashion engines.

 

 

Ezra Miller in Burberry, 2019

The actual ensemble is only so-so. The corset is incongruous and the train looks tacked on. The makeup, however, is fabulous.

 

 

 

Zayn Malik in Versace, 2016
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Okay, fine. It’s not exactly the most eye-popping look of all time. But he’s such a cute little cyborg man!

 

 

 

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka in Thom Browne, 2014
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We were a little rough on these two back in the day. We believe the term “gay clowns” was deployed. What can we say? We were harder, meaner bitches back in the day. Which isn’t to say we love these looks. We’re pretty big on Thom Browne generally and we appreciate the envelope-pushing. We just wish they both didn’t look so smug while doing it.

 

 

 

Harry Styles in Gucci, 2019

Call it queer-baiting if you must. We can’t help loving a guy who showed up at the Met Gala looking like he raided Liza Minnelli’s closet.

 

 

 

Chadwick Boseman in Atelier Versace, 2018

IS THIS YOUR POPE?

Yes. Yes, it is.

 

 

 

Marc Jacobs in Comme des Garçons, 2012

Bless his heart, he tried it.

We honestly might have come around on this one if it weren’t for the horrid Fruit of the Loom boxers.

 

 

 

RuPaul in Zaldy, 2019

If you’re the world’s most famous drag queen and you’re not going to do drag on the Met Gala red carpet, we suppose wearing a gay zebra on your back is a second-best option.

 

 

 

Jared Leto in Gucci, 2019

Bow down to your creepy fashion Jesus.

 

 

 

Justin Bieber in Balmain, 2015
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He’s so cute and clean-cut! This isn’t exactly high effort, but the jacket really is gorgeous.

 

 

 

Billy Porter in The Blonds, 2019

Oh, please. Like we were going to forget this bitch?
 

 

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