History Of The Menswear: Best Dressed Men At The Met Gala of the 2010s


The Met Gala is the most notable red carpet of the year. Annually, the event showcases a wide range of individuals from a wide range of spectrums of pop culture. Ranging from artists to actors to athletes and beyond, the annual fashion event appreciates every walk of life all in one place. Butting heads while showing out, the choice of a Met Gala look is the most crucial look any individual could pull off. It’s where iconic men's style icons are born. It’s where the most important grails of the last decade were introduced such as the Supreme and Louis Vuitton collaboration, as well as Virgil Abloh debuting his collaboration with Nike. It’s where you dress to kill or dressed to be killed by everyone watching from home. 
In history, men don’t really have too do to much, nor has that ever been the case as our favorite leading men don’t really follow the theme that the Met Gala is centered around specifically for that year. But, menswear at the Met is simple but sophisticated, sleek but show stopping, and guaranteed to have everyone talking. Effortlessly stepping out onto the red carpet in a classic tux, or even attaching metal armor to your suit, or even the unthinkable by showing up with your own head as an accessory, menswear at the Met Gala could be just as unpredictable as what the women have to offer. But one thing's for sure, it’s always exciting. Unfortunately, this year's Met Gala has been postponed indefinitely due to the ongoing pandemic, but at least we can re-appreciate the previous years. Behold the best dressed men at the Met Gala of the last decade.
Marc Jacobs in Comme des Garçons
Theme: Punk: Chaos to Couture
Bringing punk to the red carpet, Marc Jacobs reinvented the polka dot. Jacobs appreciated a wacky pattern but made it cool while doing so. 
Benedict Cumberbatch in Tom Ford, 2014
Theme: American couturier Charles James
Acing the dress code, Benedict Cumberbatch set the carpet on fire with his Tom Ford tux. The true gentleman of the gala!
David Beckham in Ralph Lauren, 2014
Theme: American couturier Charles James
How can you talk modern menswear without mentioning David Beckham? In Ralph Lauren paired with Christian Louboutin, the outfit was an effortless display of Bending It Like Beckham!
Dwyane Wade in Versace, 2015
Theme: China: Through the Looking Glass
In a classic, tailored, well-rounded tux, Dwayne Wade proved that simplicity is everything. With subtle yet eye-popping brooches, Wade shut it down for the athletes. 
Justin Bieber in Balmain, 2015
Theme: China: Through the Looking Glass
Balmain witnessed a surge in menswear courtesy of those eye-popping custom dragon-embroidered jacket. Bieber was preparing for his Purpose era, and this was the beginning to let everyone know that his peak was incoming. 
Douglas Booth in Topman, 2016
Theme: Fashion in an Age of Technology
Top Man on the Met Gala is as ridiculous as custom H&M. Nonetheless, Douglas Booth nailed the look that is well suited. 
Kanye West in Balmain, 2016
Theme: Fashion in an Age of Technology
Kanye West appears on the red carpet in jeans, but not your ordinary pair, a custom Balmain pair of jeans. 
Wiz Khalifa in Rag & Bone, 2016
Theme: Fashion in an Age of Technology
No relevance with the theme much like majority of menswear looks, Wiz Khalifa still managed to impress. With a clean off-white (the color) tux, Khalifa did the least to stand out the most.  
Zayn Malik in Versace, 2016
Theme: Fashion in an Age of Technology
In a theme that focused on Fashion in an age of Technology, Zayn brilliantly stepped into the museum in Versace metal armor. Mr. Zayn the Robot. 
In a theme that focused on Fashion in an age of Technology, Zayn brilliantly stepped into the museum in Versace metal armor. Mr. Malik the Robot. 
A$AP Rocky in Raf Simons for Calvin Klein, 2017
Theme: Comme des Garçons's Rei Kawakubo
Just a couple weeks prior to the release of the A$AP Mob single, “RAF”, A$AP Rocky invaded the Met Gala wearing Raf Simons’ first collection for Calvin Klein. Straight from the runway to the Gala, iconic. 
Diddy in Rick Owens, 2017
Theme: Comme des Garçons's Rei Kawakubo
While some men are afraid to go all out avant-grade, Diddy has no problem doing so. Pulling out all the stops, Diddy rocked this Rick Owens look like no man could’ve done before. 
Jaden Smith in Louis Vuitton, 2017
Theme: Comme des Garçons's Rei Kawakubo
To talk about outrageous Met Gala moments, you got to include Jaden Smith in the conversation. In 2018 he walked the red carpet with his platinum plaque of his single ICON. But the year prior, he made a name for himself as he showed up to the red carpet with the most talked about accessory of the night, his own hair. 
Migos in Versace, 2017
Theme: Comme des Garçons's Rei Kawakubo
In 2017 Migos took over the world. The Atlanta trio all represented themselves individuality, but also collectively in their sleek matching Versace tuxedos. 
Tom Brady in Tom Ford, 2017
Theme: Comme des Garçons's Rei Kawakubo
I don’t pop molly; I rock Tom Ford. Tom Brady keeps it classic in Tom Ford.
Chadwick Boseman in Versace, 2018
Theme: Heavenly Bodies
When the theme is centered around heavenly bodies the religious approach seems to be the most obvious.  At his first Met Gala after the immense hype of Black Panther that same year, Chadwick Boseman stunned with his all-white Versace outfit that included religious inspired embellishments. 
MIchael B. Jordan in Off-White, 2018
Theme: Heavenly Bodies
Wearing Off-White, Michael B. Jordan took a much more simpler approach but let all the details do the talking. 
Jared Leto in Gucci, 2018
Theme: Heavenly Bodies
Is that Jesus Christ? No, that’s just Jared Leto, but Jesus Christ that looks like Jesus Christ. 
Jared Leto in Gucci, 2019
Theme: CAMP
Oh look, it’s Jared Leto again...This time with his own head as an accessory...Take that Jaden!
Travis Scott in Kim Jones for Dior Homme, 2019
Theme: CAMP
Did somebody call for security? No, it’s just Travis Scott. But the rapper made his appearance a memorable one with the much buzzed about Dior Men look. 

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