Jared Let’s a bit of a weird one. There’s his notorious on-set antics, including the revelation that on Morbius he got so into his character, who suffers from chronic pain, that he took ages just to go to the bathroom. He’s even one-upped everyone at the Met Gala in 2019 by showing up with a replica of his own head. But alas, and despite what the annual fashion event’s own social media account claimed, he was not behind what was surely the night’s most bizarre outfit.
That would be Fredrick Robertsson, a Swedish fashionista and LGBTQIA+ activist who caught Vogue’s eye in some over-the-top get-up a few years back at another such event. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual show in New York City, Robertsson showed up as…an alien? Or an acid trip version of a porcupine? Some sort of unlivable avant-garde building? Whatever it was, Robertsson was clad in some kind of silver bodysuit with big spikes…or something.
The Gala’s social media account misidentified Robertsson as the most accurately Italian-accented cast member in House of Gucci. For what it’s worth, in heavy make-up, Robertsson does sort of, kind of look like the Oscar-winning actor. But it wasn’t, as many pointed out.
— Marie Bardi (@mariebardi) May 2, 2022
— Tom and Lorenzo (@tomandlorenzo) May 2, 2022
The screw-up prompted a fair amount of jokes.
Imagine putting this much effort into your look only to get misidentified as Jared Leto. The indignity. https://t.co/d1EyLRNAgQ
— Louis Peitzman (@LouisPeitzman) May 2, 2022
If they leave this up for long enough, this man legally becomes Jared Leto https://t.co/bdcwtiJAys
— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) May 3, 2022
And there were plenty of guffaws from people who really did think it was Jared Leto.
“Welcome to the Met Gala, Jared Leto.”
“Met Gala?” pic.twitter.com/aS55huQ7A9
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) May 2, 2022
this actually is Jared Leto’s final form https://t.co/ucxI2fqvMa
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) May 2, 2022
“My look was inspired by that apartment building with the eyelashes across from the Target on Santa Monica Blvd.”
-Jared Leto pic.twitter.com/zylI4An5n4
— Americana at Brand Memes (@americanamemes) May 2, 2022
The upside to this mix-up? Fredrik Robertsson, not a household name, got even more attention than he would have had people simply noticed his eye-catching attire. And now the masses may learn his name.