Riz Ahmed Made a Powerful Statement at the 2022 Met Gala 

When the dress code of the 2022 Met Gala—“Gilded Glamour,” to pair with the “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” exhibit at the Met’s Costume Institute—was announced in April, most attendees rushed to begin preparing sartorial agendas that relied heavily upon ruffles, glitz, and old-school panache.

This wasn’t the case for British Pakistani actor and musician Riz Ahmed, who arrived at the event in a silk shirt and undershirt that he topped off with an understated Cartier necklace, saying, “This is an homage to the immigrant workers who kept the Gilded Age going.”

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