With the 2018 Met Gala theme “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” stars were under pressure to show up in their Sunday (or, in this case, Monday) best. For most celebs, that translated to lots of opulent vestments, virginal veils, and celestial crowns—but for maximalist Jared Leto, it meant arriving as Jesus Christ himself. Naturally.
In true Leto fashion, the actor and 30 Seconds to Mars singer ditched the subtle Catholicism references, bypassed all priest and papal getups, and went straight for none other than the central figure to Christianity with his ensemble. To create the Christ-like look, Leto turned to his personal fashion god Alessandro Michele of Gucci. Leto’s Met Gala look featured a powder blue tuxedo with an oversize navy lapel, a pale pink shirt with a pussy bow neckline, and priest-like vestments with detailed floral embroidery. The accessories, though, were what pushed him into Lord Leto territory: A golden floral crown, reminiscent of Jesus’s crown of thorns, combined with his flowing brown locks and full beard made Leto a dead ringer for Jesus himself. He walked the red carpet alongside Lana Del Rey in a white and cream Gucci robe dress paired with a feathered wing halo.
Twitter praised the bold look, giving Leto extra points for sticking to the theme. “Finally a guy who sticks to the theme!! Jesus has arrived,” tweeted one user. “Jared Leto did what the other men couldn’t,” shared another. But perhaps this Twitter user said it best: “Everybody can go home, Jared Leto, our Lord and Savior, has served the look of the night.”
This isn’t the first time Leto has drawn Jesus comparisons, however. In a 2017 Wall Street Journal profile, Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve compared the actor’s method style to Christ himself. “It was like seeing Jesus walking into a temple,” Villeneuve told WSJ. “Everybody became super silent, and there was a kind of sacred moment.” The actor’s Instagram is also full of several Christ-like images of himself, none more blatant than this side-by-side of Jesus and Jared.
Praise be, Jesus Leto.