The “King of the Dudes” Inspired Emma Corrin’s Met Gala Look
Emma Corrin | Met Gala 2022
Close your eyes and just picture a dude. You’ll probably come up with a laid-back, slightly scruffy guy, perhaps Pete Davidson or Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski. Back in the 19th century, however, the term was a pejorative for a supremely foppish man. The definition may have changed over the past century and a half, but everyone can agree that “King of the Dudes” is still a pretty cool title. That laurel was given to the New York socialite Evander Berry Wall who in the 1880s outshone all the other well-dressed men in New York with his signature pointed collars, stockings, and silk hats. How delightful, then, that this bonafide eccentric served as the inspiration for Emma Corrin’s custom Met Gala ensemble by Miu Miu, custom Top Hat by Worth & Worth by Orlando Palacios with jewellery from Cartier.