Ezra Miller and Riccardo Tisci on His 7-Eyed Met Gala Look
Check out an exclusive interview and images of Miller's Burberry-designed outfit, complete with mask and bejeweled harness, in GARAGE's digital cover story.
Ezra Miller in custom Burberry designed by Riccardo Tisci. Photo by Sabrina Santiago.
The Met Gala always presents a challenge for fashion up-and-comers looking to stunt on one another, but this year's theme, "Camp: Notes on Fashion," has every celeb in town "freaking out" over one seemingly simple, yet actually complex question: what is camp? (Don't worry; even Costume Institute director Andrew Bolton says it's "impossible to define.")
Luckily, there's one attendee of this year's Met Gala who's been consistently nailing the camp theme since before everyone and their mother was dissecting it on Twitter; Ezra Miller, actor, singer, and fashion aficionado, king of the Moncler puffer and the Comic-Con cosplay alike, strode down the red carpet in a Burberry suit, jeweled corset, and diamond encrusted oxfords.
Miller spoke to GARAGE about the inspiration behind the look, collaborating with Burberry creative director Riccardo Tisci, and the Sontag-ian definition of "camp."
"The celebration of camp is almost funereal...It's almost like it dies as it walks in the room. But I think it consumes the other as well. You know? I think it's like fire and oxygen."
When it came to the planning and execution of his Met Gala look, Miller says, "I had a lot of bizarre thoughts in my brain and was trying to explain them to several people who, in many cases, received it with apprehension, even fear. Ricardo was immediately super-exuberant and enthusiastic about the notion. We talked on the phone and from what I'm told, two minutes into the conversation he was drawing the look." Miller saw the masked look partly as "this death...like this ultimate transformation that we all have to do at least once. The celebration of camp is almost funereal...It's almost like it dies as it walks in the room. But I think it consumes the other as well. You know? I think it's like fire and oxygen."
“When Ezra and I first started collaborating on this look for the Met, we both agreed very quickly on what we wanted his first Met to look like. He is a true creative in every way, which is what I love and admire so much about him," Tisci told GARAGE, adding, "[Ezra] is bold, artistic, sensitive and not afraid to take risks when it comes to style."
Check out Sabrina Santiago's shots of Miller, exclusively for GARAGE, below: