Folks across the Internet are talking about the men’s dress code at this year’s Met Gala. It all began when Anna Wintour updated the instructions on how men ought to dress this year, requiring “white tie and decorations,” a description which apparently sent celebrities into a tizzy of uncertainty as to how to dress. White tie might not be your most common Hollywood attire but surely it’s not that difficult? After the event, Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where they mercilessly critiqued the men who failed to wear perfect white tie. According to the website Jezebel, they dissed Jake Gyllenhaal’s attempt at the dress code by calling it “Brooklyn white tie,” while Bradley Cooper was criticized for the colour of his buttons. Benedict Cumberbatch, on the other hand, was spared from criticism and praised for the perfection of his outfit.
Pretty sumptuous, right? The Gentleman’s Gazette applauded Wintour’s introduction of the white tie dress code, calling it the male equivalent of an evening gown. Amazingly, though, even fashion designer Tom Ford failed to completely adhere to the white tie code, wearing a cream vest and bow tie rather than the required white. Cumberbatch wasn’t the only one to dress correctly, however: Colin Firth, Eddie Redmayne and Douglas Booth all looked the part. In all honesty, it was mainly the Americans who broke the rules, although perhaps it was intentional on their part. Not everyone likes to be constrained by ancient sartorial rules. Click on “Get the Look” to read more about A Suit That Fits’ formal attire, perfect for an evening wedding or other important engagement.