Perhaps Timothée Chalamet could go from the Met to a meeting on Zoom.
While the “Dune” star looked elegant from the waist up on the 2021 Met Gala red carpet, he completed his all-white ensemble with casual wear.
Chalamet, who is co-hosting this year’s Gala, teamed a Haider Ackermann satin tuxedo and Cartier broach with sweatpants and Converse.
“Whenever I visit America, I am always struck by the wonderful clash of uptown and downtown cultures, of music and sports, and all of this energy just mixing together,” Asckerman told Vogue of the outfit.
He continued, “I wanted to create something inspired by this energy—a fusion of street style and sleek tailoring, to create a more dynamic, deliberate silhouette, while still respecting the dress codes of the event.”
Chalamet’s shoes were, in fact, made for walking, as the star walked ten blocks to the Met Gala rather than taking a car.
Practical or not, fans went crazy on Twitter over his casual footwear choice. One tweeted, “Timothee Chalamet wearing the converse on the met gala red carpet…. he understood the assignment,” with another asked, “i have the same pair of converse can i get invited to the met gala?”
Others were less impressed with the style choice, comparing the actor to a “waiter.”
Chalamet is co-hosting this year’s gala – the first one he’s attended – alongside Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka and Amanda Gorman.
Eilish arrived on the red carpet shortly after the “Call Me By Your Name” star, stunning in an Oscar de la Renta gown with a dramatic train.