Met Gala 2014 Dress Code For Men:
Dressing in “white-tie” is rather traditional, although the definition of what it entails could vary slightly — especially depending on where you’re located! To break it down, it usually consists of a black tailcoat with matching trousers that feature a single stripe of satin, (if you’re across the pond in Europe or the UK, that would be two stripes), a white piqué wing-collared shirt, a white vest, studs and cuff links, a white bow tie, white or grey gloves, black patent shoes, and black dress socks. (Don’t worry though, the top hat is just optional).
Forget breaking out your favorite tuxedo — now you’ll have to make sure you have a white-tie ensemble that’s ready to go for the big day! The men have already been hard at work making sure they have their suit ready to go. In fact, NY Knick Amar’e Stoudemire tapped Lanvin to design a white-tie look for his 6’11” frame — and he isn’t the only one who consulted a fashion house for his outfit!
So, what can a bespoke creation cost you? According to WWD, these outfits can set you back anywhere from $5,000-$10,000 — but really, it doesn’t end there. Now factor that on top of the $25,000 ticket for the fundraiser and it’s clearly an insanely pricey evening!
Met Gala 2014 Theme — Charles James: Beyond Fashion:
This year the theme celebrates the “Great American Couturier,” Charles James. The designer was very popular from the ’30s and even into the ’70s, while his population definitely surged in the ’40s and ’50s, as he crafted beautiful, bespoke creations for the fashion icons of the time. From detailed draping to voluminous ball gowns and exquisite structuring, everything was about grand glamour.
Usually the men just have to throw on a suit and go, but we’re excited to see what the red carpet looks like this year now that they have to step up their style game.