Last night, McQueen was honored at the annual Met Costume Ball in celebration of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. Among the stars and satellites in chic clothes were a few men who took a step one for the team in terms of the representation of menswear at the event. Hamish Bowles, Vogue magazine’s Contributing Editor, was clad in head-to-toe tartan, perhaps in homage to McQueen. Bowles’ magazine mate Andre Leon Talley arrived in a billowing caftan-djellaba type robe, a signature look he rocked in royal blue.
John Legend (and Bowles) was one of the only males who wore McQueen, showing up in a traditional tux. Ditto Pharrell, Kanye and Jay-Z who was dressed in a tux with a white jacket. Marc Jacobs and his business partner Robert Duffy both donned kilts, also a nod to McQueen who did more for the Union Jack and tartan than a whole lot of folks combined. Pharrell wore a Yves Saint Laurent Tux.