Some people wear archival Commes des Garcons to the Met Ball, while others wear custom Atelier Versace. For some, however, a clear plastic box makes the most sense for fashion's most avant-garde red carpet.
Russian performance artist Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich was left completely naked on the Met steps during the height of Monday's red carpet arrivals, all six foot two inches of him squashed inside a clear plastic box. Who wore it better: Pavlov-Andreevich or a box of household office supplies?
Naturally, the artist was promptly removed by security, though it seems guards were pretty chill about everything. One of Pavlov-Andreevich's reps explained that his intention was to "see how the institution reacts to the passive harmless box with an artist inside. Even though the security and policeman who were interacting with him directly found it funny, it did not stop them from... treating him as a real criminal due to the top scale of the event and high-alert situation in the country in general."
Pavlov-Andreevich spent 22 hours in jail Monday night and now faces charges of public lewdness, obstructing governmental administration, criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.
This isn't the first time he's hit the red carpet in a transparent box. According to Dazed, Pavlov-Andreevich has previously attended parties for prominent museums and publications, like Vanity Fair in London, Sao Paulo, Moscow and Venice.
Check out the artist's own video of his experience, below: