Met Gala 2022: NCT's Johnny 'redefines modern luxury' for Gilded Age theme

Met Gala 2022: NCT's Johnny 'redefines modern luxury' for Gilded Age theme
Johnny Suh and Peter Do attend The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating 'In America: An Anthology of Fashion' at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

It is official, NCT’s Johnny Suh has made his debut on the red carpet of the Met Gala 2022. K-pop fans were confused when the idol suddenly flew to New York at the end of April for a solo schedule. Well, it definitely wasn’t just to see ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway. Fans also knew he wasn’t on vacation, since his hometown is Chicago. There was further suspicion as fashion designer Peter Do of LVMH group and Zendaya’s stylist went ahead and followed Johnny on Instagram.

If that wasn’t enough, hours before the Met Gala on May 2, 2022, reports flooded in that Johnny would indeed be attending the charity gala. And then the NCT 127 star himself confirmed it as New York paparazzi wished him luck at the Met Gala, to which he smiled and replied thank you. Well, Johnny has finally made his appearance at the benefit held by the MET’s Costume Institute. And just days ago with Sarah Jessica Parker warning guests that they better do their homework and stick to the theme of the Gilded Age, Johnny understood the assignment and more.

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NCT’s Johnny goes all out for the Met Gala 2022 theme

For those who missed the iconic Heavenly Bodies theme of Met Gala 2018, Anna Wintour and co. did us all a favor and brought back a similarly extravagant theme by going with the American Gilded Age for this year’s Met Gala. Titled ‘Gilded Glamour’, guests had to take inspiration from the fashion of the late 1800s and early 1920s, the time when the USA was on the cusp of melodramatic gowns and tailcoats, and sparkly flapper dresses and modern three-piece suits.

Johnny Suh departs The Mark Hotel for 2022 Met Gala on May 02, 2022 in New York City ( Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

Well, NCT’s Johnny was in good hands as he was styled by Peter Do who is known for long and sleek silhouettes, inspired by European tailoring trends. The K-pop idol stuck to the white tie dress code for men with a satin suit and a tailcoat with white details that almost doubles up like a cloak. He finished the look with metal-rimmed boots and slick-backed hair.

Peter Do and Johnny Suh attend The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating "In America: An Anthology of Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

‘He looks incredible’

Fans knew they could trust the self-proclaimed fashionista when it comes to a huge event like the Met Gala and took to Twitter to trend #OurPrideJohnnySuh. One NCTzen tweeted, “Oh god, i am not one of your strongest soldiers.” Another fan posted, “THIS IS NOT AN EDIT. I REPEAT THIS IS FINALLY NOT AN EDIT. HE IS AT THE MET GALA.” One commented, “The theme is gilded age and white tie, and johnny suh and peter do excuted that beautifully. a gorgeoussss modern version of a waistcoat and tailcoat he looks incredible.” 




Another was impressed that he could pull off a relatively minimalist look, “Is #Johnny wearing a simple look? Yes! However, it‘s the modernized version of the theme by utilizing regality and wealth in fabrics and cuts. That‘s what Peter Do wants his brand to be known for - redefining modern luxury!” One NCTzen added, “Me talking abt referencing gilded age fashion without it being costume just to see johnny in peter do that references the suit jackets w the longgggggg dropped hems IM DELIGHTED.”



Another fan said, “Johnny is the most attractive man I have ever seen.” One wrote, "Johnny suh just arrived at the met gala red carpet and he’s already besties with gigi hadid and kris jenner lol-." Another fan was proud, "Nct127, nct dream, and wayv proudly sitting at their dorms watching johnny at the met gala."




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