After being cancelled last year, the Met Gala — a.k.a. fashion's biggest night — is officially back! And Emmy-winning Schitt's Creek creator and actor Dan Levy pulled out all the stops!
Wearing a look for Loewe designed by Jonathan Anderson, Levy took the theme of "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" to heart with an outfit that featured a bold and colorful image of two men kissing on the front juxtaposed on top of a map of the United States!
Before hitting the carpet, Levy took to Instagram to tease his look and opened up about all of the meaning behind it, revealing that the look was an homage to late multimedia artist and LGBTQIA+ activist David Wojnarovicz (1954-1992).
"A big heartfelt thank you to @cartier for so generously welcoming and accessorizing me tonight," Dan wrote. "What I’ve so long admired about the Costume Institute is its commitment to educate and inspire people through fashion."
"I was fortunate enough to also get to work with @jonathan.anderson and the incredible team of designers and craftspeople at @loewe on a look that meant something to all of us. With support from the estate of American multimedia artist and LGBTQIA+ activist, David Wojnarovicz (1954-1992), Jonathan and the design team built upon an image of two men kissing from Wojnarovicz’s work, Fuck You Faggot Fucker, named after a homophobic cartoon the artist had come across. But rather than feed on the message of hate, we wanted to celebrate queer love and visibility - acknowledging how hard artists like Wojnarovicz had to fight, while also presenting the imagery in a way that offered a hopeful message. Tonight, we’re celebrating the resilience, the love, and the joy of the community while honoring a crucial American voice that was taken from us too soon."
"To mark the collaboration, Loewe has made a donation to Visual AIDS, an organization Wojnarowicz supported, that continues to promote AIDS awareness and education," Levy also revealed.
Serving looks AND paying tribute to queer history? We stan!