The biggest names in Hollywood flocked to the red carpet for the 2021 Met Gala on Monday, September 13. Among them were some seriously hot hunks, including — but certainly not limited to — Channing Tatum, Justin Bieber, and Frank Ocean. As the night draws to a close, Us Weekly’s taking a moment to reflect on the boys’ best looks of the evening, which is no easy feat.
As a reminder, this year’s Met Gala theme was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” Naturally, celebs interpreted it in unique ways. For example: Per E News!, Pete Davidson’s Fred Leighton jewelry was a tribute to his late father, who was killed in the 9/11 attacks on NYC. In contrast, celebs like Kit Harrington opted for an old Hollywood glamour aesthetic, playing it safe — but oh-so-charming — in a black and white suit.
And then there were the stars who took a fashion risk, equally surprising and delighting us on the red carpet. Frank Ocean teamed his black Prada suit with a green robot-alien companion, while Lil Nas X stripped down to reveal not one but three different Atelier Versace ensembles in just a matter of minutes.
In the rare case you haven’t started scrolling already, read on for a look at the ten best-dressed men at the 2021 Met Gala ahead.
#10: Frank Ocean
The singer teamed his black suede Prada suit with a surprising accessory: a green robotic baby that undeniably turned heads.
#9: Kit Harrington
The Hunger Games actor opted for a classic yet sophisticated Saint Laurent suit, comprising a white suit jacket and black slacks. He rounded out the sleek look with a bow tie.
#8: Troye Sivan
The “Easy” singer looked fabulous in a black figure-hugging Rick Owens dress, the designer’s famed platform boots, and a diamond Cartier necklace.
#7: Ben Platt
Vintage-chic! The Dear Evan Hansen star wore Christian Cowan to this year’s gala, specifically a denim-on-denim ensemble worthy of accolades in its own right.
#6: Justin Bieber
Now that’s how you make a statement!! The “Peaches” hitmaker wore a tuxedo from his very own line, Drew House, with white sneakers covered in the brand’s signature designs.
#5: Heron Preston
Swoon! The famed designer made a strong case for a timelessly cool black tux.
#4: Timothee Chalamet
The actor stayed true to his signature style in an all-white Haider Ackermann ensemble. Only he could pair a suit jacket with sweats and Converse sneakers and look so damn cool.
#3: Jerry Lorenzo
It doesn’t get any chicer than this monochrome ‘fit. The fashion designer rocked his very own luxury streetwear label, Fear of God.
#2: Lil Nas X
The rapper debuted not one but three outfits at the Met Gala — well, sort of. The custom Atelier Versace ensemble consisted of three pieces. He arrived on the red carpet wearing a voluminous gold cape and stripped down to reveal an armoured suit. He stripped once again to reveal a tight, shimmery bodysuit.
#1: Pete Davidson
The SNL comedian stole the show in a Thom Browne ensemble comprising a black dress worn underneath a white jacket. He epically told Vogue he was going for a “sexy nun” look.
But besides the humorous elements, his outfit had a sentimental touch, too. Per E! News, the necklace he wore is a tribute to his father, Scott Davidson, a firefighter who died responding to the September 11 terrorist attack in NYC.