Met Gala 2022: Emma Corrin in Miu Miu

Posted on May 04, 2022

And now for one of our favorite looks of the 2022 Met Gala.

 

 

 

No, really. Not only that, but it was one of the most on-point ensembles of the night. Kittens, allow us to introduce to you a true Gilded Age dandy and eccentric, Evander Berry Wall, known in his day as “King of the Dudes.”

 

A New York socialite born in 1861, Wall inherited over $2 million before he turned 22 and apparently spent it freely on clothes that shocked, surprised and delighted his contemporaries (“dude” being 19th century slang synonymous with “dandy”).  As Wikipedia helpfully informs, he was dubbed King of the Dudes when he “strode into a bar clad in gleaming boots of patent leather that went to his hips” during the blizzard of 1888.

Help us, we love him.

 

We also love Emma for taking this opportunity not to pay homage to robber barons or delicate socialite ladies of the time, but to celebrate a true sartorial weirdo and a legendary lover of fashion. The look is goofy, but that’s the entire point of it. We love every little detail, from the absurd top hat to the watch fob to the patent leather boots. No notes. Pure perfection. This is what the Met Gala is all about.

 

 

 

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Style Credits:
– Custom Miu Miu Brown Wool Check Jacket with Embellishment Detailing, Black Wool Cotton Vest and Shorts
– Custom Worth & Worth by Orlando Palacios Top Hat Inspired by a Turn of the Century Stove Pipe
– Vintage Cartier Jewelry
Miu Miu White Ribbed Tights
Miu Miu Patent Leather Lace-up Boots

Styled by Harry Lambert | Hair by Daniel Martin | Makeup by Marcelo Guttierez

 

[Photo Credit: JOHN NACION/startraksphoto.com, PA IMAGES/INSTARimages.com, Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images, Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Courtesy of Miu Miu, wikipedia.com]

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