While this year’s theme for Fashion’s biggest night is “Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion,” the Schitt’s Creek co-creator seems to have a message for the world on his red carpet ensemble. We’re, of course, referring to Levy’s show-stopping, frilly outfit by Loewe.
The highly photographed custom number features a map print covering the over-the-top sleeves and slacks. There’s also a notable etching of two men locking lips, seemingly emphasizing that love is love. Phillip Picardi, the former Chief Content Editor for Teen Vogue, has since confirmed on Live From E!: The 2021 Met Gala that the ensemble pays tribute to the late David Wojnarowicz, an American artist who died from AIDS in 1992.
“He wanted to make a really declarative and proud statement about queer love,” Picardi further explains, “which I’m absolutely in love with.”