Men’s Fashion News: The Best and Worst of the Costume Institute Gala 2012

The Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is equivalent to the NYC Celebrity Fashion Ball. It is a star studded event, in which all the prominent clothing designers are showcasing their talent. Just like any other profession, there are some hits and some misses. Let’s start with a few of the hits.

One guy that is used to being in the spotlight is Tom Brady. Whether the public is looking at his passing ability on the football field or his model wife, there is always a buzz about some part of his life. Aside from the Quarterback gig, Brady has appeared in commercials, magazines, and has graced the front pages of the tabloids more than once. He arrived at the Met Gala in a style that we expect from him. His navy, velvet-looking jacket by Tom Ford was paired with a crisp white shirt, black bow tie and a lighter black trouser. It was an A+, in a sea of ordinary tuxedos. However, Tom Brady did receive just as much press for his unusual hair-do at the Gala, as he did for his style. It was kind of “GQ meets the Little Rascals”. Tom, “Definitely keep the outfit, but fire the hair stylist!”

Another look that was striking, was the Prada creation that Gary Oldman arrived in. His stark white jacket was impeccably tailored and matched up with a white button-down shirt, a black bow tie, and a striped detailed tuxedo pant. It was a nod to the classic black and white, as well as a little “James Bond-ish”.

One guy that didn’t make the best dressed list for the Costume Institute Gala was Amare Stoudemire. With a gorgeous lady on his arm, he definitely came up short on this choice. Considering his immense stature, his two-tone grey and black jacket may have matched his left hand splint and his tuxedo pants, but it made him look like a bad Prom date from the 70’s. It’s no wonder that his date couldn’t muster a whole smile.

So, the moral of the story is… Classic is always classy and even though Vintage is in, no one wants certain looks back. Sorry Amare. You need to trust me on this one!

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