Remember When Stella McCartney and Liv Tyler Wore Matching T-Shirts to the Met Gala?

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Every first Monday in May each year, the Met Gala produces some of the most show-stopping looks that blanket the red carpet. Voluminous crinoline gowns, 10-foot trains, and diamond-encrusted robes are all the usual suspects, but is there anything more show-stopping than breaking all the rules? As descendants of rock ’n‘ roll royalty and red carpet veterans, British fashion designer Stella McCartney and actress Liv Tyler thought so.

McCartney and Tyler attended their first Met Gala together in 1999 with the annual theme of Rock Style. As the offspring of The Beatle’s Paul McCartney and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, the long-time best friend duo pretty much nailed it in the most rock ’n‘ roll way possible.

The two showed up on the red carpet together wearing matching studded one-shoulder t-shirts that read „Rock Royalty“ with lacing up the sides. „[She] called me up and said, ‚Liv, will you go to this little fashion party at the museum with me?’“ said Tyler in an interview. „[She] said, „OK, I’ll pick you up on the night, be ready, I’ll have your top with me.““

McCartney ordered the shirts from the grungy East Village vintage tee spot, Filth Mart. „I thought, ‚Really, are we going to wear those?’“ Despite some of the side-eyes from other attendees, the nonconformist look became one of the Met Gala’s most iconic looks of all time triggering a wave of DIY-style shirts that became popular in the new millennium.

It was funny because the event was about rock style, but we were the only ones dressed in a rock ’n‘ roll sort of way. „There’s a lot of judgment when you have a sort of ‚Fuck off, I don’t care what you think, I’m going to celebrate my own individual style rock ’n‘ roll‘ attitude,“ Tyler said.

Since their iconic Met Gala debut 20 years ago to date, Tyler and McCartney have remained each other’s best date for the event. The two often arrive together dressed in McCartney’s eponymous label alongside other members of their Met Gala girl-gang. These days, the ladies opt for a more Met Gala-approved look. Their inaugural look all those years ago is what earned them an unspoken award in one of the most controversial Met Gala moments in history.

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