Uribe customized the suit Zim City Invader Zim shirt. to Freedia’s size and exaggerated the silhouette to make it a bit campier. he said, making the shoulders slightly boxier, and he carefully planned out the embellishments for maximum effect. “We added the bottlecaps in a very symmetrical but also over-the-top embellishment, so it creates these large concentric circles over her shoulders, breast, and butt, basically. She’s going to be doing some dancing so I wanted her motions to look a little more exaggerated because of the print of the suit.”Gypsy Sport designs always incorporate upcycled materials, whether they be soda pop tabs or safety pins, and this Met Gala creation is no different—it’s 90 percent sustainable, according to the designer.
Aside from the lining and shoulder pads, the rest is upcycled, including nearly 1,000 bottlecaps pinned onto the suit, of course, which Uribe sourced from one of his interns who also works at a restaurant Zim City Invader Zim shirt. “We have everything from Coca-Cola to Budweiser caps on there, so we painted them white,” he said. “We didn’t want to advertise other brands.”It’s been a whirlwind two weeks for Uribe—he and his team made the tuxedo over the course of a few days flat—but it will be worth all of the hard work once he sees Freedia hit the red carpet in his sustainable design. “Being able to sell stuff at the gift shop and being able to dress someone for the red carpet, someone who’s queer and amazing like Big Freedia, now I feel like I’m two feet in the door at the Met Gala,” Uribe said. “Next year I’ll be all the way in.”As one of three co-chairs for the Met Gala this year, Harry Styles was tasked with bringing his fashion A-game on the red carpet—and tonight the singer certainly did not disappoint. Dressing for the camp theme, he wore a design by Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, a designer who has dressed Styles in his fabulously flamboyant suits many times before. Styles walked the pink carpet with the designer, and took the evening as an opportunity to jam-pack three risky menswear trends into one ensemble. (Gucci, after all, loves to push boundaries.)Styles wore a sheer top—which showed off his tattoos underneath (hot)!—that had a big bow tied at the chest. It was all about freeing the nipple. The frilly, lacy men’s top has also been having a huge moment as of late, and Styles proved the trend isn’t going anywhere yet. He paired the piece with classic black trousers, and when it came to footwear, he experimented yet again, slipping on a chunky pair of men’s heels—a style he’s dared to wear before. Finishing touches like a pearl earring—call him “the boy with the pearl earring”—and a fistful of silver rings proved he wasn’t afraid of approaching the night’s maximalist aesthetic with total style.