Jared Leto Takes Replica Of His Own Head To Met Gala

The annual Met Gala took place last night in New York - that weird charity thing that sees loads of rich and 'famous' people go and dress up in strange outfits. Regardless of the fact that the cost of their clothes probably exceeds the amount of money it raises, it's a celebrated event for fashion types, who wait all year to parade down the red carpet in outlandish costumes.

By some though, it's taken very seriously, with the world's top designers all grabbing hold of the biggest celeb they can and dressing them up in outfits that are varying levels of daft. But Jared Leto's look was by far the most bizarre, and also the most creepy.

The Oscar winning actor took to the red carpet in a long red gown covered in diamonds, carrying a prosthetic replica of his head - which, by the way, was very true to life. At one stage, he held it up and looked it in the eye Macbeth style.

Jared Leto carried a prosthetic head down the red carpet. Credit: PA
Jared Leto carried a prosthetic head down the red carpet. Credit: PA

According to creators, it's a nod to Gucci's fall/winter show in February last year that featured models carrying gruesome decapitated heads that looked like them.

Jared's fake head was the source of joy for loads of attendees though, with Katy Perry, Kendall Jenner and Salma Hayek all pictured having a go of it.

Other strange outfits included Katy Perry's chandelier dress, which to me channels Lumiere off Beauty and the Beast. She then swapped it out for one that looked like a hamburger.

Katy Perry turned up as a light fixture. Credit: PA
Katy Perry turned up as a light fixture. Credit: PA

Then model Caroline Trentini looked like she was going trick or treating in a skeleton dress and Tracee Ellis Ross wore a lovely black dress, which she then paired with a gold photo frame? Yeah, I have no idea either.

Trick or treat? Credit: PA
Trick or treat? Credit: PA

Each year, the Gala, chaired by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, also has a selection of other big names co-chairing. This year she enlisted the help of singer-turned-actor Lady Gaga, tennis star Serena Williams, singer Harry Styles and Gucci designer Alessandro Michele - the guy responsible for the Leto head.

Tracee Ellis Ross wore a photo frame. Credit: PA
Tracee Ellis Ross wore a photo frame. Credit: PA

A different theme is given each year, with celebrities trying to upstage each other on their outfits. This year was based on Susan Sontag's 1964 essay 'Notes on Camp'. Don't worry, I'm not sure what that is either and it didn't look that interesting when I Googled it.

Either way, the event raised a huge $13 million last year - this year's figure should be announced soon.

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Amelia Ward

Amelia Ward is a journalist at LADbible. She studied Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, before going on to work in music PR. She has also written for the M.E.N Group and various other publications.

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