From the launch of his new record label with Jammer to signing on as one of the new faces of Daniel Lee’s Burberry, Skepta’s been keeping himself more then busy and was apprehensive about attending this years Met Gala until Lee invited him, then Skepta had to accept.
The Grime artist and House DJ became one of the first to wear one of Daniel Lee’s Burberry red carpet looks and looked fresher than ever in a duck-covered suit.
The theme for this years event was “In Honour of Karl Lagerfeld” who was best known for holding the position of creative director of Chanel from 1983 until his passing in 2019 at the age of 85.
Many at the Met Gala struggle to stick to the theme, whereas Skepta opted for a suit as he acknowledged Karl Lagerfeld, who was an expert at suit making. On his outfit choice, Skepta told GQ: “I wanted to wear a suit because, I’m not going to lie to you, I think I look damn good in a suit.”
Skepta pulled up in a custom black suit from Burberry, decorated with a navy blue duck print. The duck print was previously unveiled during Lee’s first Burberry show, where he demonstrated Burberry’s new British-focused approach to fashion during the show at London’s Kennington Park.
The slick outfit that Skepta flawlessly pulled off was completed with a custom Burberry duck print tweed blanket, a black and blue duck print wool twill shirt and studded creeper shoes in black.
40-year-old Skepta is also the founder of his premium contemporary unisex brand – MAINS.
Speaking to GQ, Skepta explained how the Met Gala also served as inspiration for his brand: “I seek inspiration everywhere, and where better than the Met Gala 2023 red carpet? Whatever it is, it inspired me. I’m always excited to see the fits – and this time I get to see them in real life.”
From rapper, DJ, model and even a painter (Mama Goes to Market), Skepta continues to list off same amazing feats from his list of impressive credentials.