Stylist: Mel Ottenberg
Outfit: ALTU by Joseph Altuzarra
Makeup Artist: James Kaliardos using siia cosmetics
Hairstylist: Charlie Le Mindu
Armband: The Leather Man
Boots: Rick Owens
Troye Sivan loves breaking gender norms and he did it once again for the MET Gala 2021.
The blonde stunner showed up to the event, dressed in a black ALTU cut out long dress.
The edgy ensemble was paired with black Rick Owens square-toe boots with polka dot transparent heel (not the one pictured), a black Luar “Ana” bag (visible in the gallery above), a The Leather Man black armband and a Cartier tennis diamond necklace.
→ ALTU is a ready-to-wear brand created by Joseph Altuzarra. The pieces are contemporary, classic and they mainly explore gender fluidity. The label’s name is a Basque term for ‘tall’ and it was given as a nickname to both the designer’s father and grandfather. Everything is designed entirely in New York.
Makeup artist James Kaliardos balanced the rich Cartier necklace with a 90’s inspired no makeup makeup look, using siia cosmetics products, here is a breakdown directly from the brand’s Instagram:
“- Seamless Fit Foundation in Golden Tan;
– Change Agent Shine Lipgloss in Lustering Opal;
– Duo Face Illuminating Multi Stick;
– Ultimate Fit Concealer in Macadamia;
– Easy and Rich Brow Pencil in Natural Brown.”
Troye‘s look was very minimal and chic. In a red carpet interview for Vogue with Keke Palmer, he explained that he was inspired by New York, black and white and of course Robert Mapplethorpe (an American photographer who was known for his b&w photographs, portraits and especially male nudes).
Sivan felt that leather was very American, and it being very present in Mapplethorpe‘s works was a match made in heaven–don’t forget Troye is a true gay icon who loves incorporating homosexual references in his music and imagery.