Instagram Is Loving Marcus Samuelsson’s 2022 Met Gala Look
Popularly known as the “fashion’s biggest night out”, the Met Gala is one of the biggest event designers and stars host in. For many people, the first Monday in May is simply, well, the first Monday in May. However, in the fashion world, this day is the day which history is given a chance to be made once a year to those who are crazy into fashion. According to Harper’s Bazaar; the Met Gala, host to one of the most highly-anticipated nights in the fashion world, is an annual themed charity event organized by Vogue Magazine that is held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Sometimes referred to as the “Oscars of fashion,” this year’s Met Gala which was held on May 2, had attendees dressing in “white tie” and “gilded glamor” in accordance with the theme “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.” The event brought out some of the biggest stars in film, music, fashion, and even a few familiar faces from the culinary world, like Marcus Samuelsson. Marcus posted pictures in Instagram to give his fans a peek at what and his wife Maya Haile had donned for the star-studded evening. The chef captioned a post containing five photos and two videos of him and his wife that appeared to have been taken before they hit the red carpet. He wrote:
“@mayahaile and I had so much fun collaborating with @StyledbyStaceyJordan for our “Gilded Glamour” #MetGala looks and can’t wait to see all the creative interpretations by the other attendees,”. “Thanks for having me, @VogueMagazine!” he added.
The fashion and food worlds collided at the Met Gala, where chef Marcus Samuelsson was dressed in a hot pink suit, colorful Nike shoes, and a black cape with embroidered gold trim. Meanwhile, his wife Maya Haile looked stunning in a floor-length black cut-out cape dress accented with gold trim along the neckline and a color-studded gold and silver diamond pattern along the bottom hem. Both outfits were curated by New York-based designer Stacey Jordan and were very well received by fans and friends of the “Chopped” judge.
The couple’s choice of glamorous outfits caught the eye of the many and was followed with compliments. “You upped the game,” Bon Appétit’s Editor-In-Chief Dawn Davis wrote in the comments section of Samuelsson’s Instagram post, which has also been littered with dozens of flame and red-heart emojis. “Have fun!! You both look DIVINE!!!” added actress Debi Mazar. “Sharp Suit Chef. You guys look great,” a third fan quipped, while a fourth declared that the husband-and-wife duo “understood the assignment.”
In addition to turning heads on the red carpet, Vogue reports that Samuelsson was also in charge of the dinner menu for the Gala. The restaurateur enlisted the help of chefs Amirah Kassem, Melisa King, and Lauren Von Der Pool to curate the meal, with each chef taking on one course of the dinner. Samuelsson himself was in charge of the main entree and chose to serve “a barbecue striploin with spring carrots, crispy rice, and cornbread crumble.” If the reception of his outfit is any indication, there’s a good chance his dish was likewise a hit. Samuel wasn’t just a delight to the eyes of those who participated in and followed the extravagant event but also sent the models and the stars with a full belly of a scrumptious meal.