Famed Canadian actor and director Dan Levy marked his glamorous debut on the red carpet of the star-studded fashion event, Met Gala 2021.
The Schitt’s Creek star collaborated with Loewe’s Jonathan Anderson and Cartier to create a colorful, look that not only turned heads, but was politically powerful.
Levy arrived at the event, which was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday, rocking a colorful, globe-like JW Anderson and Loewe look that featured dramatic sleeves.
The actor took to his Instagram and explained the powerful message that he delivered via his couture. His fashion statement that features two men kissing, was dear to his heart as it “celebrated queer love and visibility.”
“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, [expletive] You [expletive], named after a homophobic cartoon the artist had come across.”
The outfit inspiration was taken from American artist and AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz, whose work focused on civil rights and LGBT+ identity.
“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,” Levy, 38, added.
“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.”
Levy stunned everyone with his look that he completed with some sparkling Cartier jewels and slicked back hair courtesy of celebrity hairstylist Laila Hayani and American Crew.