Fashion entrepreneur Fredrik Robertsson showcased a stunning futuristic bodysuit as he walked the red carpet on Monday at the Met Gala.
The fashion entrepreneur had all eyes on him in a silver bodysuit covered in intricate needles that made him look like a cross between a porcupine and a puffer fish.
Fredrik’s look was built around a gray-and-black bodysuit with flared pant legs that covered up his black footwear.
Ambitious: Fredrik Robertsson appeared to have outdone himself on Monday when he arrived at the 2022 Met Gala in Manhattan. He looked unrecognizable in a silver bodysuit covered in intricate needles that made him look like a porcupine
The opaque pants reached up to his midriff, before featuring sheer panels revealing his chest.
His torso was covered in intricate, swirling designs featuring the long needles, which appeared to be rounded off at the end so as not to poke himself or others.
The covered his chest and arms in swirling patterns, and even featured long needle extensions for his fingers.
Fredrik’s bodysuit featured clear circular windows revealing his legs on the sides of his pants, and he towered in a pair of black platforms.
The fashion enthusiast also channeled a peacock with eye-like designs visible on rows of spins attached to his pant legs that were draped behind him like a small train.
He completed the eerie look by wearing his frosted silver–blond hair slicked back.
Sharp: Fredrik’s look was built around a gray-and-black bodysuit with flared pant legs that covered up his black footwear
Eye-catching: He wore a long gray-and-black bodysuit with flared pants legs. His torso was covered with sheer material and decorated with intricate rows of long silver needles, which were rounded off at the tips so as not to poke anyone
His eyes were lined with thick black-and-white makeup, and the liner was decorated with large white dots.
On Instagram, Robertsson had posted about his preparations, though he played coy when it came to the theme of his outfit.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit, also known as the Met Gala, is considered by many as the ‘Super Bowl of celebrity red carpets.’
Fashion’s biggest night is traditionally held the first Monday in May to raise money for the Costume Institute in New York City, with last year’s event moved to September due to the pandemic.
This year’s dress code is ‘gilded glamor’ to match the theme of ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion,’ a continuation of last year’s ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.’
Robertsson’s ensemble seemed to point more toward the future than to classic American fashion.
On point: He completed the eerie look by wearing his frosted silver–blond hair slicked back. His eyes were lined with thick black-and-white makeup, and the liner was decorated with large white dots
Tickets for the glitzy event can reportedly cost up to $35,000 apiece, while prices for a table range from $200,000 to $300,000, with last year’s bash raking in a whopping $16.4 million for the Met’s Costume Institute.
Regina King, power couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, and Lin-Manuel Miranda are hosting this time, taking over from Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka.
This will be Miranda’s first time as a Met Gala co-chair (and guest) but he was originally intended to co-host the 2020 edition before the pandemic forced its cancellation.
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is once again supervising the benefit as chairwoman, a position she’s held since 1995. Her fellow honorary co-chairs are designer Tom Ford and Instagram head Adam Mosseri.
As usual, the sartorial theme comes from the exhibit the gala launches: ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion,’ which is the second of star curator Andrew Bolton’s two-part show exploring the roots of American style.
The theme: This year’s dress code is ‘gilded glamor’ to match the theme of ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion,’ a continuation of last year’s ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.’
This exhibit will showcase some lesser-known designers, and also some top film directors, including Sofia Coppola, Martin Scorsese, host King, and last year’s Oscar winner Chloé Zhao.
Bolton said eight directors will create what he called ‘cinematic vignettes’ in the period rooms of the American Wing of the museum.
Similar to the September event, there will be 400 guests this year, lower than the pre-pandemic highs of 500-600 attendees.
The other four are Ford, the celebrated fashion designer who’s also an acclaimed film director, Janicza Bravo (Zola), Julie Dash (Daughters Of The Dust) and Autumn de Wilde (who directed the Jane Austen adaptation Emma. and is also a photographer).
The first part of the exhibition will remain on display in the rooms of the Anna Wintour Costume Center, along with the second part, until September 5.
More than half the pieces in the opening exhibition will be rotated out and garments from designers not yet featured will go on display.
The Met Gala is a huge money-maker for the museum, and provides the Costume Institute with its main source of funding.