Actor and musician Jared Leto made a bold fashion statement at the 2023 Met Gala on Monday, donning a giant Choupette costume on the event’s red carpet.
Leto’s costume was inspired by the beloved pet cat of fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away in 2019. The oversized ensemble featured a furry white body with black accents, as well as a lifelike cat head complete with bright blue eyes.
The “Dallas Buyers Club” star paired the eye-catching outfit with a sleek black suit, which he wore underneath the Choupette costume. Leto completed the look with black boots and a statement-making silver necklace.
The Met Gala, which is one of the fashion industry’s most highly-anticipated events, features a different theme each year. This year’s theme was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” and attendees were encouraged to interpret the theme in creative ways.
Leto’s Choupette costume was certainly a unique take on the theme, and the actor’s commitment to the look garnered plenty of attention on social media. Fans and fashion enthusiasts alike took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the outfit, with many praising Leto’s bold fashion choice.
Overall, Leto’s oversized Choupette costume added a touch of whimsy and playfulness to the glamorous event, proving that even at the Met Gala, it’s possible to have a little fun with fashion.