Unsurprisingly, the Met Gala 2020 has been cancelled, but this hasn’t stopped the stars showing off their outlandish outfits at home anyway. We decided to reflect on some of our favourite suits and outfits from previous years.
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik (2016)
The 2016 theme was ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology’ which aimed to examine the interaction between technology and fashion and how they push each other forward.
Gigi’s dress was designed by Tommy Hilfiger. He described it as ‘a true collaboration between man and machine’. He also said ‘My inspiration came from modern machinery fused with Old Hollywood glamour. We looked at nostalgic, feminine pieces from our most recent Fall 2016 collection and then reimagined them with a futuristic spin.’
Zayn Malik designed his own suit – it was based on a character called Jax, from the Mortal Combat video game series, who had metal arms. We haven’t had any customer requests for metal arms with their suit yet, but you never know…
Ezra Miller (2019)
Ezra Miller wore a Burberry suit with a train, a rhinestone corset and matching bejewelled wingtips. He actually arrived covering his face with a mask of his own face. The real show-stopping detail was when he lowered the mask to reveal that his face was painted with 5 optical-illusion eyeballs surrounding his real eyes.
Miller collaborated on this look, which was inspired by artists like Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte, with Burberry creative director Riccardo Tisci. Creepy or genius move? You decide…
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter (2019)
Benedict Cumberbatch wore a vegan suit made from a British bamboo fabric procured from a company in Huddersfield. To match this, he wore a white shirt made from cruelty-free silk.
The look was put together by Cumberbatch’s long-time stylist and suit maker, Joe Woolfe.
The inspiration behind the suit came from Buster Keaton, Marlon Brando and Tommy Nutter, whose signature was wide lapels. The turned-up cuffs were copied from the morning coat he wore at his wedding. This is definitely a favourite of ours.
Zazie Beetz (2019)
This impressive hybrid pairs a black three-ply mohair suit with a double-duchess wedding dress and accompanying turban and veil.
According to designer Thom Browne, the inspiration for the outfit was ‘the beauty in men embracing their feminine sides and women embracing their masculine sides, speaking to the confidence in expressing true individuality. It is special because Zazie fully embodies the inspiration.’
Sarah Jessica Parker and Alexander McQueen (2006)
In 2006, the theme was AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Alexander McQueen wore matching outfits in the McQueen family tartan. The late Alexander McQueen wanted to pay tribute to his Scottish roots.
We certainly approve!