The 20 Most Fashionable Men In Met Gala Red Carpet History

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala aka #MetGala might be the most awaited and most-watched red carpet ceremony around the world—that, until the pandemic hits 2020, now they have no choice but to shut down the most exclusive and expensive Hollywood’s costume party. 

In earlier years, the event was more of a traditional evening gala, where men adhered to an especially conventional dress code—playing it safe and super boring—where they mostly opted for classic black and white tuxedos. 

But it all changed in the year 2012, when New York’s fashion designer Marc Jacobs broke the barrier and showed up to the MET wearing lace dress vy Comme des Garçons over boxer shorts.

“I just didn’t wanna wear a tuxedo and be boring’’ 

And right after that controversybut make it fashion—look, male stars who are invited to the MET began to adopt a more free-wheeling spirit. As Jacobs said, “boring” was no longer acceptable. Out went the suits, in came the outré looks. 

Below, check out the 20 best-dressed men in Met Gala history! Ladies, get you a man who can do both.

1. Marc Jacobs


2. Jared Leto

3. Billy Porter

4. Kanye West

5. Ezra Miller

6. Chadwick Boseman

7. Nick Jonas

8. Zayn Malik (w. Gigi Hadid)

9. Benedict Cumberbatch (w. Sophie Hunter)

10. Diddy

11. Migos

12. Alexander McQueen (w. Sarah Jessica-Parker)

13. Marilyn Manson (w. Dita Von Teese)

14. Harry Styles

15. Jaden Smith

16. Will-I-Am

17. Neil Patrick Harris (w. David Burtka)

18. Henry Golding

19. Darren Criss

20. Dapper Dan