The sartorial stakes are already quite high on the red carpet at the annual Met Gala, so when Anna Wintour laid down the decree that men were to show up in white tie, they were raised even higher.
How would fashion’s leading men answer the call of an antiquated dress code of rigorous decorum?
Well, as it turns out, there were a few guys who went traditional and nailed it, while a few took some liberties and actually pulled it off. (And there were a number of fellows who fell in between that we just won’t mention.)
Somehow, we managed to get through all of awards season without seeing a genuinely awesome tuxedo. To be honest, we’re not sure how it happened, but luckily last night’s Met Ball was able to correct the situation.