One of New York’s most stylish (and bougie) events of the year takes place the first Monday of May. It’s a night when celebs and socialites get decked out for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual MET Gala. This year’s exhibition,“Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between,” paid homage to the Japanese designer, known for creating the kind of avant-garde looks that most folks will never wear in real life. At an event that’s normally dominated by boring tuxedos, we were stoked to see so many men who weren’t afraid to play around with their style. Love ’em or leave ’em, here are the night’s standouts.
THE MIGOS IN VERSACE
The Takeaway: Be authentic. Iced-out in all-black everything, this crew stepped it up, while staying true to their trademark style.
Team CASSIUS says: Fuck what you heard, do what feels good. Honor your personal aesthetic, while dressing for the occasion.
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2.MICHAEL B. JORDAN IN RALPH LAUREN
The Takeaway: Mix it up. The actor traded in a classic cut for cornrows and rocked a dark plaid double-breasted suit.
Team CASSIUS says: Formalwear doesn’t mean boring wear. How many black tuxes can you rock after all? Don’t be afraid to experiment with plaid. Just make sure the fit is on point.
3.FUTURE IN CUSTOM H&M
The Takeaway: Gender fluidity is real. Swagging out a pussy-bow blouse—a trend typically seen on women—was one of the most badass looks we peeped on the red carpet. Props to Future.
Team CASSIUS says: There are no rules. In today’s world of unisex fashion, wear what feels right. Then rock the hell out of it.
4.JADEN SMITH IN LOUIS VUITTON…AND A FISTFUL OF DREADLOCKS
The Takeaway: Accessorize. Just not with a bundle of hair. The most #IDGAF look of the night, Jaden gets much props for thinking outside the box, but this is just plain gross. Put ’em in a baggy next time.
Team CASSIUS says: Be unapologetic and fearless when it comes to style. Don’t take yourself too seriously and have fun with your look.
5.LIL YACHTY IN CUSTOM MOSCHINO
The Takeaway: Umm….well, at least he matches. The worst-dressed attendee, Lil Boat wore an all white Moschino three-piece tuxedo with white patent leather oxfords and a clear cane.
Team CASSIUS says: Know the code. When attending a formal event, you want to be taken seriously while also standing out. What you don’t want: people thinking you’re ’bout to slide through your junior prom.