Not the Joker. Jared Leto is known for his dramatic Met Gala looks, and his 2022 outfit seemed to be another memorable one — only the person in the instantly viral sculptural look wasn’t Jared Leto.
On Monday, May 2, a man arrived at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art wearing a three-dimensional Iris van Herpen jumpsuit, embellished with protruding, pinlike embellishments. This man was incorrectly identified as Leto, 50, by social media users and media outlets.
In fact, the extravagantly dressed attendee was Fredrik Robertsson, a Swedish influencer and self-identified “fashion addict.” The street-style star is known for gender-bending looks and a passion for avant-garde designers including Tomo Koizumi and Noritaka Tatehana.
“We are getting ready for the Met Gala 2022 and I am so lucky to have my Swedish dream team in New York with me – transforming me into…well — you will see,” Robertsson wrote via Instagram ahead of the event alongside a photo of himself in the makeup chair.
“A lot of people think I dress for attention: I don’t,” the BoyThe magazine editor-in chief told VogueApril 2019. “I just happen to love fashion and have always liked the idea that what I wear changes how people look at and think of me. I don’t feel that I have one style; I create characters with my style. I like to dress how I feel and I like to dress for the occasion.”
The real Leto arrived later that evening with Gucci creative directors Alessandro Michele. The Gucci looks were identical, complete with matching bags and long hair that was held back by jeweled hair clips.
The Suicide SquadMichele, 49-year-old actor, has collaborated many times with him before. 2019 will be the My So-Called Life alum memorably brought a replica of his own head to the Met Gala, which that year was centered around the theme “Camp.”
The Oscar winner later said the head — also designed by Gucci — became an object of curiosity during the party. “It was like Halloween — it was a blast!” he told WFebruary 2021 magazine “I passed that head around. Everyone wanted it. Everybody cheered when I first stepped out from the hotel room. Jeff BezosHe was my date that night and he certainly held it. We got lots of fun pictures of everyone with my head.”
Scroll down to see more photos featuring Robertsson on Met Gala’s red carpet.