A kilt was Odell Beckham Jr.’s idea of “camp” at this year’s Met Gala.
Cleveland Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. may no longer make New York City his home, but he did pay it a visit on Monday night, walking the red carpet at the annual Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Met Gala, which has taken place since 1948 and is the “Party of the Year,” for socialites, fashionistas and celebrities. Each year has a theme for which attendees are encouraged to follow by way of elaborate, often-couture garments.
This year’s theme is “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” inspired by Susan Sontag’s essay, “Notes on Camp.” But Beckham’s outfit of choice is a bit light on the theme.
Rather than campy, Beckham went “experimental-lite,” donning a long, black tuxedo vest and black kilt:
GQ‘s Cam Wolf accompanied Beckham to the fitting at Thom Browne and noted that Beckham wasn’t initially planning on wearing a kilt. He wanted his more traditional tuxedo to be modified into shorts. But he then decided to rip the sleeves off of the jacket, and decided after a time to try on the kilt.
Per Wolf, the kilt is ” black, pleated, slightly longer in the back than the front, with Thom Browne’s signature red-white-and-blue grosgrain tab running down the seam. The boots sitting below the hanging clothes have large, punk-y platforms.”
Again, it’s not the most adventurous look, nor one that particularly screams, “camp.” But for Beckham, it’s something new. And it’s also hard for Beckham to outdo himself, given that this is one of his more signature looks:
What did you think of Beckham’s look? Is he still a fashion plate in the world of sports?