It’s not every day that one sees the male half of a star couple as the one wearing the more adventurous and outrageous fashion look at a red carpet event. But it also doesn’t really come as a big surprise when that male counterpart is Taika Waititi, who has a reputation for pulling a stunt like this one.
At the 2023 Met Gala, the star sported a rather peculiar outfit that definitely got him noticed by many. We do admire the whole vibe of his outfit, but we aren’t really for the long string of pearls or the slouchy pants that he wore on that night. So overall, he doesn’t get a stamp of approval from us since the whole look just seems like he’s trying a bit too hard.
Lights, Camera, Action!
Katy Perry is never one to do things lightly when it comes to creating an over-the top look. It, therefore comes as no surprise that she made our list, and she will probably do it again at some point in the years to come. Oddly enough, she’s literally wearing lights. Back in 2010, she had lights look that was slightly more subtle, if that’s even possible, for dresses created with lights.
She’s decked out like a full-blown chandelier – headpiece and all. The outfit was designed by Jeremy Scott from the brand Moschino. We admit, it doesn’t look so much like an outfit as a Halloween costume - but the theme for that year was Camp, and that year saw the Gala go wild.
Too Much Puff?
Gigi Hadid made an extra bold statement when she attended the 2022 Met Gala. She paraded a somewhat seductive and overly striking Versace ensemble. The supermodel wore a deep red outfit that consisted of a boned corset over a skintight latex jumpsuit, which was topped off with a massively voluminous and oversized puffer jacket.
She finished the look with knee-high boots and, before we forget, the matching neckpiece to go with it. The whole look was really daring and landed her on a lot of best and worst-dressed lists. From us, she gets a bonus point for taking such a huge risk, which we think kind of worked out in her favor in the end.
Not Afraid to Turn Back Time
The "My Body" author and supermodel Emily Ratajkowski took a chance on the archives when she attended the Met Gala in 2022. She instantly turned a lot of heads as she arrived at the party in a multicolored and textured dress that went perfectly with the "Gilded Glamour" theme of the party.
The dress came from the 1992 Versace archive, and the key elements are a beaded bodice with a high front and a low front skirt. She wore her hair in a high bun to accentuate the look and fully show off the details of the neckline. Ratajkowiski clearly has a thing for bold entries, and she did not disappoint at that year's Met Gala.
Timothée Chalamet has proven that he has a knack for fashion on more than one occasion. It was no different in 2021 when the "Beautiful Boy" actor pitched up to the Met Gala as one of the event's youngest-ever co-chairs. He had a pretty nonchalant approach to the "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" theme, but he still managed to rock the red carpet in all the right ways.
He may even be the only star who can wear sweatpants and high-top All-Stars to such a pristine event and get away with it. The star told one of the events reporters that his outfit paid homage to a handful of designers, including Chuck Taylor with his shoes and Haider Ackerman with his suit, and he accessorized with two vintage Cartier brooches from the 20s. We love Timothée and his unique style.