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Met Gala 2018: white suits are back

Hollywood’s leading men have spoken: White is the new black

It’s a rarity that the white suit comes out looking as elegant and sophisticated as it did on Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca. But that’s never stopped plenty from trying to pull it off — with varying levels of panache and success.

Usually the stuff of cringe-worthy John Travolta and Elvis impersonators (hence its prolonged absence from the discerning public eye), the white suit has been a dubious sartorial choice often dismissed and buried in the ‘never wear this again’ hole in the ground for some time now. But the men whole stole the show at last night’s Met Gala event have resurrected the saintly look.

In various hues of white, Hollywood’s leading men veritably glided across the red carpet in the Big Apple with such dapper aplomb that it makes us think it’s worth getting the look before it becomes old hat, or before every Tom, Dick and Chadwick are wearing it for every sparkly event you attend.

With various degrees of ostentation (check out Jeremy Scott’s outrageous pearl-studded Elizabethan-esque number) Chadwick Boseman, P.Diddy and Lewis Hamilton were just some of the A-listers saying it’ll be all white on the night, and giving off a celestial glow.

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This year’s fashion fundraiser — called the ‘Heavenly bodies and the Catholic imagination’ — invoked the spirit of the religious art housed in the Met’s well-trodden halls.

For us, the Black Panther star stole the show. Boseman’s cape-equipped suit, replete with golden crucifixes is a look few have the temerity to attempt, let alone pull of as effortlessly as he does.

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