Will gender-bending Marc Jacobs start men-in-lace trend?

Updated: May 11, 2012 15:36 IST

Fashion designer Marc Jacobs wore an outré lace dress to the Met Gala on Monday because he didn't want to "be boring".

The 49-year-old left eyebrows raised and jaws dropped at the exclusive Costume Institute Gala in New York in this see-through black lace shirt dress and white boxer shorts. He added a black clutch and buckled high heels from his latest collection.

"It is just a lace dress... I just did not wanna wear a tuxedo and be boring," he said.

Milla Jovovich, for one, seems to find him fierce.

Coming Up: Beyonce and other ladies at Met Gala.

Will gender-bending Marc Jacobs start men-in-lace trend?
Fashion designer Marc Jacobs wore an outré lace dress to the Met Gala on Monday because he didn't want to "be boring".

The 49-year-old left eyebrows raised and jaws dropped at the exclusive Costume Institute Gala in New York in this see-through black lace shirt dress and white boxer shorts. He added a black clutch and buckled high heels from his latest collection.

"It is just a lace dress... I just did not wanna wear a tuxedo and be boring," he said.

Milla Jovovich, for one, seems to find him fierce.

Coming Up: Beyonce and other ladies at Met Gala.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
It's known as one of the most glamorous red carpets of the year, with movie stars, models and even a few star quarterbacks putting on their most fashion-forward outfits for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala.

Beyonce, Rihanna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Cameron Diaz and Gisele Bunchen were among those to weave through the tented grand Fifth Avenue entrance to celebrate the new fashion exhibit that compares and contrasts the designs of two Italian women: Miuccia Prada and the late Elsa Schiaparelli.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
Singer and new mom Beyonce Knowles wore a risqué sheer Givenchy Haute Couture gown with strategic beading. It also had a purple and black feathered train.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
An unusually covered up look for singer Rihanna who wore a black leather gown with crocodile-style embossing by Tom Ford.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
Scarlett Johansson, fresh from her Avengers success, was in a custom-made gown with a pearl embroidered bodice and a long tulle skirt by favourite designers Dolce & Gabbana.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
Gwyneth Paltrow took a fashion risk with a raised hemline. She wore a short steel-blue Prada dress with heavily embellished pockets.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who came to the event with American football star husband Tom Brady, wore a high-slit black gown by Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
Lea Michele wore a shiny blue gown with plunging neckline by Diane von Furstenberg.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
Newlywed Carey Mulligan, co-chairwoman of the Gala this year, wore a Prada cocktail dress with metallic fish-scale beading.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
Jessica Biel also wore Prada – a punge necked, 50s silhouette dress with green embroidery. She was on the arm of fiance Justin Timberlake.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
Renee Zellweger was in an open backed black illusion gown by Emilio Pucci.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
Hilary Swank wore red Michael Kors and was escorted by the designer.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
Modern Family star Sofia Vergara poured her curves into a silver-embroidered column dress with a fan-style pleated tulle bodice by Marchesa.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
Victoria's Secret model Anja Rubik didn't leave much to the imagination as she stepped out in an Anthony Vaccarello slinky silk dress. The model showed off her well-toned figure in the hip-high split dress.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
Speedy Singhs actress Camilla Belle was in a delicate ivory tulle beaded dress from Ralph Lauren.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
Amy Adams channelled Old Hollywood in a cream one-shoulder gown with black velvet insert from Giambattista Valli Haute Couture.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
Jessica Alba was a golden girl in metallic Michael Kors.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Rooney Mara, was darkly stunning in another Goth-glam Givenchy dress.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
i>Twilight star Kristen Stewart hit the red carpet in Balenciaga sequins and leather.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe looked dapper in an Antonio Azzuolo tuxedo, poses with Rose Hemingway who was wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
The only accessory designer L'Wren Scott needs is partner Sir Mick Jagger.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
Rapper Kanye West was spotted minus rumoured girlfriend Kim Kardashian.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
The Jonas Brothers- Nick, Kevin, and Joe- pose together.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
Rock of Ages actress Julianne Hough, in Carolina Herrera, poses with beau Ryan Seacrest.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
Christina Ricci wore a Thakoon dress with Tiffany & Co. jewels.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
Brooke Shields, who looked gorgeous in her J Mendel gown, was using a a cane to walk.
Beyonce, Rihanna and other glam girls at Met Gala
Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, who was the hostess of the event, wore a white gown with lobster-motif gold embroidery by Prada.

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