The Met Gala is one of the year's biggest fashion events, comparable to the Oscars or the Super Bowl, but for designer fashion. However, due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and a resulting city-wide ban on gatherings of over 50 people, this year's event has been postponed indefinitely.

Originally scheduled for May 4, the Met Gala was going to be hosted by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, alongside Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière, actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emma Stone, and Meryl Streep. This year's theme was "About Time: Fashion and Duration," a concept inspired by Virginia Woolf and the theories of the French philosopher Henri Bergson.

In light of the news, we've revisited some of the best menswear moments from Met Galas of bygone eras.

Kanye West

Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, 2016

Kanye West looked very "2016" in a metallic Balmain jacket, Fear of God ripped jeans, and Saint Laurent Chelsea boots. Not sure how the ice blue contacts connect to "Fashion in an Age of Technology,but it is a look, nonetheless.


Harry Styles

Notes on Camp, 2019

A pussy bow, a backless blouse, ruffles? All by Gucci? Camp AF. Also, our best dressed person at last year's Met Gala.

Frank Ocean

Notes on Camp, 2019

Frank Ocean played everyone here, showing up like a Milanese security guard with a trust-fund. However, no-one cared because he still looked great and kind of helped push ties and collars to the front of the menswear agenda.


Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, 2018

Migos showed up in a trio of bedazzled blazers covered in religious iconography from who else but Versace.

Zayn Malik

Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, 2016

Zayn Malik said that his cyborg-like arm accessories were inspired by a character from Mortal Kombat. But perhaps this fine suiting infused with metal hardware was predicting the imminent arrival of 1017 ALYX 9SM?

Dev Hynes

Notes on Camp, 2019

Songwriter and producer Hynes killed it in a monogrammed blazer, mint green pleated pants, loafers, and a yellow roll-neck. All Gucci. All uber-camp and an inspiring combination of colors.

Ezra Miller

Notes on Camp, 2019

The actor unmasked his inner camp (literally) in a pinstripe Burberry suit and jewelry from Tiffany & Co.

Alexander McQueen

AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion, 2006

Alexander McQueen paid homage to his Scottish roots in a tartan kilt while twinning with Sarah Jessica Parker in another Alexander McQueen creation.

Marc Jacobs

Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, 2012

Marc Jacobs showed up to the 2012 Met Gala looking exceptionally ahead of his time in a lacy, transparent dress (from COMME des GARÇONS) and square-capped loafers.

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