Ezra Miller, Jared Leto and Harry Styles were just some of the stars who dazzled the world with their camp creations at last night's Met Gala.
With men's fashion taking a distinct turn toward the inventive, the daring and the androgynous, it was fitting that the extravagant gala should see a host of male celebrities give full reign to inspiration and personality serving up as many avant garde looks as the women.
Ezra Miller and Jared Leto were standout examples, giving new meaning to the terms "serving face" and "turning heads".
Miller arrived looking otherwordly in what Vulture accurately called a "face on face on face with a statement lip" look. Starting off the night with a fleshy mask of his own face held to his own face, the Marvel star revealed the optical illusion makeup at the same time he whipped off a white satin cape, in the most Ezra Miller-moment witnessed so far.
The spectacle only accented his cabaret-inspired outfit, a Burberry pinstripe suit with a train and crystal cage bodice.
Jared Leto showed up wearing Gucci, as many expected he would, but brought an unexpected accessory: his own head. Comment on the future of humanity, as the runway show the Gucci severed heads initially appeared in explored, or statement of Leto's narcissism? How about secret option three: an iconic look.
The somewhat macabre accessory fit perfectly with his floor-length scarlet satin gown, intricately lined with crystals.
When it comes to making an entrance, though, no one does it better than Billy Porter (he's on par with Gaga for tonight). Entering the gala carried by shirtless men, the Pose star dressed as an Egyptian sun god, complete with gilded wings, ornate headpiece and stunning makeup.
His ensemble was designed by The Blonds and definitely looked like one of the most fun looks to pose in.
As co-host of the event, eyes were on Harry Styles to impress and boy, did he. In another design by Gucci, Styles pushed camp into a more androgynous area, pairing his delicate black lace and chiffon top with black patent heeled boots and pearl earrings.
While his semi-moustache left a little to be desired, walking the pink carpet with Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, Styles embodied the "off" nature of camp.
Always one to stun at red carpet events, Michael B Jordan once again proved his mettle in the fashion stakes. While the black colour palette was traditional, his Coach suit emblazoned with sequins lit up the runway. Paired with a watch and some artful tailoring, the Black Panther star looked super.
Benedict Cumberbatch seemed to arrive in a cosplay of what Americans imagine him to be, which was so camp. Resplendent in a white three-piece suit and fedora ensemble, the Sherlock star looked every inch the well-to-do dandy.
The accessories made it, however: gold pocket watch, green brooch, embroidered slippers and a walking stick.
Drawing praise for his "sensible shoes", editor-at-large at American Vogue Hamish Bowles was a spectacle in and of himself. The journalist layered a purple skirt suit featuring daring sheer panels over a matching shirt and bow tie, camping it up with a dramatic patchwork cape, festooned with feathers.
As one of the Internet's boyfriends, Cole Sprouse has hefty expectations to meet on the red carpet. Thankfully, he always delivers. Bringing an unusual colour palette to the scene, the Riverdale star arrived wearing a peach and burgundy suit dotted with embroidered flowers.
Michael Urie gave us Victor Victoria extravagance with his Christian Siriano look, which paired half a pinstripe suit with half a baby pink tulle gown. Michael's makeup perfectly completed the fantasy, with glamorous makeup on his suit side and a five o'clock shadow on his gown side.
Many stars drew inspiration from glam rock and the music legends of the 70s, such as Taron Egerton who will play Elton John in Rocketman later this year. Wearing custom Salvatore Ferragamo, Egerton's look was comparatively understated, opting for a black tuxedo with black sequins on the jacket and a silk ribbon in lieu of a tie.
This in comparison to television producer Ryan Murphy, who clearly took his cues from Liberace. Wearing another Christian Siriano outfit, the producer behind American Horror Story and Glee lit up the pink carpet, radiating light from his 100 lb pearl-encrusted cape.
One of Murphy's favourite stars Darren Criss brought the drama with his own look, wearing Balmain with David Yurman rings. Criss is clearly at an advantage, having starred in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, possibly the campest show in recent years, but he also loves fashion, and that showed.
Matching his blue nail polish and vaguely Elizabeth-Taylor-does-Cleopatra makeup to his harlequinn-inspired jacket, Criss was a riot of colour.
Having to walk the pink carpet beside his wide Priyanka Chopra is no easy feat, but Nick Jonas put in another masterful fashion look. Wearing a white suit and bejeweled shirt and tie by Dior Men, Jonas looked like a radiant android, his scintillant shirt only bested by his popping highlight. He finished the opulent look with Chopard jewels and sparkling Christian Louboutin shoes.