Met Gala is hallowed grounds for fashion, no doubt. But it’s also a stage to voice one’s opinions, and celebs have been using it to send out powerful political and social messages. This year at Met Gala 2019, male celebs have not only grabbed eyeballs with their stylish interpretation of the theme, but also made strong social statements. Some of the guests have leveraged the camp theme to address issues of sexuality and gender identity. One Direction singer Harry Styles, actor Michael Urie and others turned up in gender-bending outfits to give a big “f**k you’ to toxic masculinity. Here are some of the best androgynous looks from the Met Ball. Follow all the live action at the Met 2019.
Dressed in all Gucci, Harry Styles channelled his softer side with a delicate black sheer top with black pants, heels and a single pearl earring.
Harry Styles in Pearl Earring:
— Harry Styles Candids (@CandidsStyles) May 7, 2019
The blouse is embellished with a (excuse our French) a pussy-bow. As if you need any more proof that the outfit is pure brilliance, Piers Morgan disliked Style’s look. Cardi B Wears a Giant Vagina Dress to Met Gala 2019! You Can’t Un-See Grammy Winner’s Humongous Clitoris Gown.
Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele rocked Met Gala 2019 wearing a pink ruffled suit with a bejewelled headgear. He accompanied co-host Harry Styles for the ball.
— Harry Styles Candids (@CandidsStyles) May 6, 2019
He also let his long, wavy hair flow down his shoulders. The shade of pink look seems to be a hit with the celebs this year at the Met.
Michael Urie’s half-and-half outfit by Christian Siriano, which is one part pinstripe suit and one part pink strapless tulle dress, was yet another Yay for us.
Here's Urie's Instagram Post:
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The makeup on Urie’s face was also unique, with his feminine side done up in a butch style and masculine side made up with lipstick and powder.
Actor Ezra Miller’s theatrical eyeballsy look created a stunning optical illusion. His red carpet look was applauded for its interpretation of the camp theme.
Watch him get ready:
i could watch this for hours, mimi choi is so damn talented!!#MetGala
— daily ezra pics (@devotedtoezra) May 7, 2019
Ezra Miller attends this year’s #MetGala in custom @Burberry, designed by Riccardo Tisci. Wearing a black pinstriped wool English-fit suit, reimagined with an exaggerated cape detail and a crystal-studded cage corset.
— Burberry (@Burberry) May 7, 2019
Miller made quite an appearance, wearing a cape and a mask, which he removed to reveal a pinstripe suit with a train, full face of makeup, bright red lipstick and a bejewelled corset-like accompaniment.
These are some of the best androgynous looks from male celebs who dared to break gender norms. But as we cheer them, trolls have emerged from the woodwork with sexist comments. However, the message is clear: toxic masculinity can go f**k itself!