Despite the various trend pieces about how men are wringing their hands over their white-tie Met Gala outfits, there's at least one guy in fashion who has it all figured out. On Friday morning, photographer Mario Testino took to Instagram to show the world the glorious ensemble he'll be wearing to the big ball on Monday night.
Testino, who has shot campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, and Chanel (as well as covers for our friends at Vogue and Vanity Fair), will be wearing a custom tuxedo from another client, Burberry. As for the "decorations" part of the dress code, he'll be wearing legitimately earned medals. Testino has been an officer of the Order of the British Empire since last year (he's taken a lot of really great pictures of the British royal family), and in 2010 his native Peru awarded him with its highest honor, the Grand Cross Order of Merit.
And because the grandeur of an outfit you wear to a grand ball doesn't mean squat if you can't move around in it, Testino recorded a stop-motion video of a fitting that's overlaid with the text "Checking if I can dance in my Met Gala outfit." Whether he busts one of these amazing dance moves, only time will tell.
—Details associate online style editor Justin Fenner
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