Kempt Man of the Hour: Jonathan Rhys Meyers
*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*
When he last made the MOTH scene at the *Tudors* premiere, Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers was decked out in a killer custom-tailored midnight blue dress suit by John Galliano. For the Met Costume Institute Gala the other night, he one-upped the basic black tie crowd in a similarly more-sartorial-than-thou suit designed by Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga.
Like the Galliano getup, this evening ensemble also featured satin tipping on the lapels, obviously a favored Meyers motif. But its real interest lay in the curious front-belted waistcoat and black velvet boots, also by Balenciaga. Taken all together, it had that rock'n'roll touch that seems to suit him so well.
- Jared Paul Stern