Jared Leto Met Gala: Boy Magazine editor Fredrik Robertsson confused with House of Gucci star
A Met Gala guest was mistaken for Jared Leto by photographers in a spiky ensemble inspired by wild sci-fi that has to be seen to be believed.
Fans gushed about Jared Leto’s crazy Met Gala look this year…only it turns out it wasn’t him at all.
In an embarrassing case of mistaken identity, the editor of Boy magazine Fredrik Robertsson took part in the event in a “wearable work of art”, looking so bizarre that many were certain it was in fact Gucci House actor Leto, who is known to have transformed on numerous red carpets.
Even the event’s official photographers got it wrong, sending photos to world media incorrectly labeled as Leto.
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Leto, 50, is never one to shy away from a show-stopping look – once sporting a model of his own head around the Met Gala – but he’s not the man in the spiky suit this year.
He’s the man who walks the red carpet with an identical twin, just to make things even more confusing.
It’s Leto on the right, walking in a matching outfit with Italian fashion designer Alessandro Michele, on the left:
Leto 2.0, aka Fredrik Robertsson, wore a sci-fi inspired monochromatic structural flare outfit, all topped off with black platforms:
The fashion lover shared a photo of himself getting ready on Instagram ahead of his arrival at the event, with a number of social media users commenting on how disappointed you’d be to put so much effort into everyone everyone thinks you’re someone else entirely.
Although it looks amazing in Iris Van Herpen’s design, we still don’t know exactly how the outfit fits into the theme.
This year, guests were invited to dress in the theme of “golden glamour, white tie” and “embodied the grandeur – and perhaps the dichotomy – of New York’s Golden Age”.
The instruction references an era of prosperity in the United States captured in the HBO series Golden agespanning from 1870 to 1900.
Social media users struggled to see the correlation.
Although “Gilded Glamour” might seem like a fairly specific theme, interpretations have been varied, with Australian actor Kodi Smit-McPhee wearing jeans and red gloves.
Still, it’s nothing on the “Camp” theme of 2019, when Katy Perry dressed up as a chandelier that turned into a burger for some reason.
Originally published as Fans confuse magazine editor for Jared Leto at Met Gala