Skip to main content

Men Finally Stepped Up Their Met Gala Fashion Game After Years of Disappointment

I love when men aren't afraid to slay.

Pedro Pascal smiles in a bright red suit.

The Met Gala is widely thought of as the biggest night in fashion as most of the invitees go all out for the party’s theme. It’s basically a celebrity prom with a bit of Halloween sprinkled in, and the designers who dress the attendees usually take cues from the Hunger Games Capitol residents with big skirts, bright colors, and lots of jewels.

However, while most of the women/non-binary attendees do the absolute most (in the best way possible), their male counterparts are consistently boring with their plain suit and ties. Even when the theme was literally Camp, which is “an intentional over-the-top-ness, a slightly (or extremely) “off” quality, bad taste as a vehicle for good art,” the men still showed up looking like they were plus ones at a wedding. If there’s one thing you can count on at the Met Gala, it’s the men being as boring as watching paint dry.

Until now.

During this year’s Met Gala, where the theme was honoring Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s creative director and known colossal asshole, the men absolutely showed up and came to play at the game of high-end fashion lewks.

To be honest, there were so many men serving looks that it’s hard to pick my favorite one. It was like finding food in a fashion desert; I want to eat them all up. Bad Bunny absolutely demolished this backless suit with a white rose shawl from the French fashion house Jacquemus. Singer Conan Gray ate up this bejeweled ​​Balmain suit with a floor length blazer and matching pearl encrusted fan. And the internet’s favorite dad Pedro Pascal showed some skin in a black-and-red Valentino look that included a stunning trench coat and short shorts. I could go on and on with all of the best dressed men from the Met Gala—I don’t know what was in the water this year, but I need it bottled and distributed to every man before every Met Gala.

Of course, I wasn’t the only person who was fawning over the men of the Met. Below are some of the best reactions to our favorite men finally slaying:

Let’s hope these guys keep the same energy next year! We will not accept any excuses anymore! Leave the suits at HOME!

(featured image: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Have a tip we should know? [email protected]

Filed Under:

Follow The Mary Sue:

Kayla Harrington (she/her) is a freelance writer who has been working in digital media since 2017, starting at Mashable before moving to BuzzFeed and now here at The Mary Sue. She specializes in Marvel (Wanda Maximoff did nothing wrong!), pop culture, and politics. When she's not writing or lurking on TikTok, you can find Kayla reading the many unread books on her shelves or forcing her friends to watch some random video she found. She's also a world class chef (according to her wife) and loves to try any recipe she can find.