Host Timothée Chalamet Wears Sweatpants To Star-Studded 2021 Met Gala Tonight

Timothée Chalamet hosted the Met Gala tonight wearing a sweatpants and converse sneakers appropriate for an event whose theme this year was “American Fashion.”

Chalamet posted a pre-event video.

 

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The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala or the Costume Institute Benefit and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City.

The New York Post said: Timothée Chalamet could go from the Met Gala to a Zoom meeting. While the “Dune” star looked elegant from the waist up on Monday’s red carpet, his all-white ensemble was casual upon closer inspection. Chalamet teamed his Haider Ackermann satin tuxedo and Cartier brooch with sweatpants and Converse. “Whenever I visit America, I am always struck by the wonderful clash of uptown and downtown cultures, of music and sports, and all of this energy just mixing together,” Ackermann told Vogue of the outfit.

He continued, “I wanted to create something inspired by this energy — a fusion of street style and sleek tailoring, to create a more dynamic, deliberate silhouette, while still respecting the dress codes of the event.”

Practical or not, fans went crazy on Twitter over his laid-back footwear choice. One tweeted, “Timothee Chalamet wearing the converse on the met gala red carpet…. he understood the assignment,” while another asked, “i have the same pair of converse can i get invited to the met gala?”

Others were less impressed with the look, with one person comparing the actor to a “waiter.”

Chalamet is co-hosting this year’s gala – the first one he’s ever attended – alongside Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka and Amanda Gorman.

Eilish arrived on the red carpet shortly after the “Call Me By Your Name” star, stunning in an Oscar de la Renta gown with a dramatic train.

 

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It marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit.

 

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Pete Davidson, Lil Nas X, Justin Bieber, Frank Ocean, and M.J. Rodriguez were among the celebrities who made the Red Caropet.

This year’s theme In America: A Lexicon of Fashion was hosted by Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, and Naomi Osaka.

Honorary chairs are Tom Ford, Adam Mosseri, and Anna Wintour. This year’s show was sponsored by Instagram.

 

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Watch the live stream of the Red Carpet here.

And check out everyone who checked in at the Metropolitan Museum of Art tonight on Instagram.