2023 Met Gala

Finally, The Guys Understood The Assignment At The 2023 Met Gala

From Lil Nas X to Daddy Pedro, the men slayed this year.

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Over the last decade, celebrity men at the Met Gala have worn the most uncreative ‘fit: Black tuxedos. I know, yawn. However, this year, several stars reminded the world that men’s fashion can be a serve. Here are some of the best looks of the night.

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This stunning, layered look on Brian Tyree Henry needs to be framed in a museum. Yes, the actor wore a black tux from Karl Lagerfield’s brand. However, he dolled up the silhouette with ruffles and multi-colored pearl necklaces. Not to mention, can we have a moment for that smize?

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When it comes to fashion, Bad Bunny’s a risk-taking maestro. He wears couture well and doesn’t let those sumptuous fabrics consume him when he’s on the carpet. That confidence can be seen in his Met Gala look, which is an all-white tweed suit with floral cuffs from Jacquemus.

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While the ivory front is a stunner, the real gag moment of this look is the back. Bad Bunny’s tweed ‘fit bared a daring cut-out in the back, allowing the ‘J’ silver chain from Jacquemus to shine against his skin.

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With Rita Ora making a fashion statement, it’s only right her husband Taika Waititi followed suit. The filmmaker wore a gorgeous, silvery blue wrap coat from Atelier. To complete the look, he added white satin pants underneath, pearls, and a black flower to his coat.

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander did what needed to be done in this look. The basketball player traded his jersey for a dizzying, yet gorgeous monochromatic set from Thom Browne. Let's just say, he definitely earned the suave crown that night.

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Lil Nas X altered my brain chemistry with this bare-all look. The star whipped everyone’s heads with this number, which is him simply glossed in silver paint and a metallic thong.

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This Blade-tailored (but not inspired) look on Diddy is great — almost great enough for me to forgive him for saying “R&B is dead.” His ‘fit is the first taste of his Sean John Couture line, and by the looks of its silhouette, the brand might be here to stay.

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It’s no secret Rihanna’s fashionably late glam was a dream. However, I also have to tip my hat to A$AP Rocky, who absolutely bodied this Karl Lagerfield-inspired outfit. IYDK, the late visionary wore a similar look during one of his Chanel runway shows.

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Only Pedro Pascal could reignite my soft spot for men in shorts on the carpet. With his slicked-back hair, the star elevated his daddy status with this red-and-black number from Valentino.

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Cai Xukun, the star you are. The Chinese singer stepped out in style, donning a silver and black embellished suit from Prada. The tailored look was practically made for him, tucked well in certain areas and oversized in others.

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