So okay, I know I’ve been a little MIA recently, but I have a great excuse! You see, I really don’t remember the last couple of days (i.e. week and a half) due to basically blacking out all because of excruciating and throbbing pain in my hip area. Thankfully, there is a wonderful invention called… a DRUG!!! Hallelujah, praise the Lord! And who doesn’t love a drug every now and then… right? LOL
Now, although I’ve been pill popping and as a result, high as a kite these last few days (fun times, don’t I know it), it still did not prevent my eyeballs from seeing, translating, digesting, and comprehending all that is the Met Gala 2015! And boy oh boy was there a lot to see (my eyeballs are still recovering… practically). The Met Ball… wait… Costume Institute Gala… no… Met Gala (Ding! Ding! Ding!) is a fancy shindig put on by fashion big wigs (i.e. Anna Wintour) at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts. Its an annual fundraising (yes, fundraising) event that helps keep the Museum’s Costume Institute exhibit alive. That’s right! This is one of the few red carpets were the main event actually is about F-A-S-H-I-O-N. What a concept!
Of course, all this is fine and dandy, but let’s face it… who freakin’ cares! This event is one of the most exclusive soirées the world has ever seen. To get an invite to this thing is no easy feat. I mean, unless your a well dressed billionaire, a well dressed A-Lister, Beyoncé, or a well dressed Jesus, YOU ARE NOT GETTING IN! Translation: Non invitees are not valuable well dressed human beings. Ouch! Now, considering that this event is only for the very beautiful, well dressed, wealthy and important skinny people, I know you bow ties were perplexed as to why I was not in attendance. Well, I was invited. In fact, I was to attend with my BFF Ms. Amal Alamuddin, but as I mentioned previously, I was dealing with a nasty injury. I will say that my BFF Ms. Alamuddin and her actor hubby put on a brave face for me… bravo to them.
Since we’re talking about the Met Gala, we also have to talk about “themes”. I love me a good theme and apparently so does the Met Gala. This year was no exception as the subject of the exhibit was, “China: Through the Looking Glass”. Judging from the pictures of celebrities at this event, some took this theme to heart by showing up practically butt naked in “see-through” expensive gowns (I see you Beyoncé, J. Lo and Kim K. in a dress that Beyoncé wore last year). However, the theme was actually exploring how western fashion is influenced by Chinese aesthetics, how China itself has historically served as fashion inspiration, and how high fashion is juxtaposed with Chinese costumes and other art to reveal reflections of “enchanting” Chinese imagery… or something. Oh! Well, guess a few attendees missed that little memo didn’t they? Ha!
Anyway, although a lot of emphasis was placed on the elaborate and astronomically expensive haute couture gowns that sashayed down the red carpet, the gentlemen in attendance did not disappoint in the fashion department. There were tuxedos, gorgeous double-breasted suits, and my personal favorite, tails…TAILS! How often do you get to see gentlemen wearing tailcoats now days? Not often, my bow ties, not often. So, let’s all take a moment and breath in the debonair fashion and savor it while we can. It’s the 2015 Met Gala, best dressed men. Enjoy!
Mr. Jay-Z in a gorgeous double-breasted black tuxedo. Well done.
Mr. Common, in a delicious chocolate brown Prada tuxedo. Good enough to eat!
Mr. Michael B. Jordan. Mr. Jordan is my best dressed of the night in this Dolce & Gabbana three-piece suit.
Mr. George Clooney in TAILS! Love it!
Mr. Neil Patrick Harris and Mr. David Burtka…in TAILS! A double dose no less!
Mr. John Legend…in TAILS! Gotta love it!
When you think of the Met Gala your brain automatically conjures up all kinds of images of professional star athletes right? No. Hahaha! Hey now, hey now… these gentlemen clean up rather nicely I think. So much so that they have earned best dressed of the night. A+ Gentlemen.
Mr. Kelly Slater
Mr. Aaron Rogers (Cheese heads rejoice!)
Mr. Derek Jeter (proving that baseball players can and should wear a tux more often…am I right? Especially if its Rag & Bone like Mr. Jeter’s here).
Mr. Dwayne Wade (what do we think of this… uh…regal get up bow ties?)
Mr. P. Diddy
Mr. Usher Raymond
Mr. Zac Posen
Mr. Andy Cohen in Ralph Lauren
Mr. Adrien Brody in Dolce & Gabbana
Mr. Ansel Elgort in Tom Ford
Mr. Robert Pattinson
Mr. Matt Bomer in Georgio Armani
(Images: Larry Busacca 2015 Getty Images, Dimitrios Kambouris 2015 Getty Images, Getty, Jamie McCarthy 2015 FilmMagic, Kevin Mazur 2015, Julian Mackler/BFA, Andrew Toth 2015 Getty Images, Alessandro Garofalo)
What do you think? Love my choices? Hate them? If you have a butthole then you have an opinion…and now would be a good time to share it! Comment below (but please be respectful).