And the wildest accessory of the Met Gala goes to. . . Jared Leto! Tonight, the risk-taking actor, who wore a design by Alessandro Michele for Gucci, took the camp theme to the next level by carrying a more unexpected accent piece on the evening's red carpet: his own head. And no, he didn't lose his head over this double-take-inducing fashion choice—he was in fact nodding to a viral fashion moment Gucci ignited last year. (Because, with camp, there's always a specific reference in mind.)
The head-as-a-handbag look is, surprisingly, not a first for Gucci: It was first seen on the Italian label's Fall 2018 runway, where model Unia Pakhomova opened the show carrying a carbon copy of her platinum-blonde capo, tucked under her arm like a discreet clutch. For his part, though, Leto styled his piece with a high-neck red gown (another daring choice), complete with a crystal harness. It was a beautiful look indeed, but the head was hard to look away from; after all, it even had his flowing locks and trimmed beard down pat!
For last year’s “Heavenly Bodies” Met Gala, Leto also wore head-to-toe Gucci. He walked the red carpet alongside Michele and singer Lana Del Rey (talk about peak Gucci gang) and his outfit included a gold crown, a pink pussybow blouse, and a brocade stole. But his commitment to Michele's wacky vision this year? Leto definitely got a head start on the competition, which included a bevy of other daring men in attendance (Harry Styles's nipplegate moment, for one.)
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