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Jon Batiste In Custom Dunhill At The Met Gala 2024

Luxferity, 07.05.2024

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dunhill the foremost British luxury menswear House, dresses American musician, Jon Batiste, in custom dunhill by Creative Director, Simon Holloway, for the Met Gala 2024.

Jon Batiste In Custom Dunhill At The Met Gala 2024

American musician, Jon Batiste, wore a custom midnight blue wool barathea single breasted evening jacket with a peak lapel, darted front evening trousers, an 18th century floral Spitalfields silk jacquard halterneck waistcoat, a white cotton twill point collar concealed placket dress shirt, a white cotton twill large butterfly bow tie and black smooth calf leather evening loafers.

Jon Batiste In Custom Dunhill At The Met Gala 2024

To complete the look, Jon wore a Cartier Collection brooch (1928 platinum, diamonds), a Cartier High Jewellery necklace ( yellow and white diamonds), a Cartier Tank Normale watch (large model, 18 K yellow gold), Trinity de Cartier cushion ring (18 K yellow gold, 18 K white gold, 18 K rose gold, diamonds) and a Cartier Love ring (18 K yellow gold, diamonds).

In celebration of the Costume Institute’s new exhibition,“Sleeping Beauties Reawakening Fashion”, this custom look fuses dunhill’s exquisite tailoring excellence, with historic textile craft and vivid floral pattern a nod to the curation of 250 rare items from the Costume Institute’s permanent collection, alongside the nature inspired dress code,“The Garden of Time”.

Conceived by Simon Holloway, Jon’s ensemble perfectly encapsulates dunhill’s beautiful and precise approach to eveningwear. A peak lapel single breasted evening jacket and darted front evening trousers, from the triumphant Autumn Winter 2024 collection, are realised in a midnight blue wool barathea, specially woven on an antique loom a quiet tribute to the heritage of handcraft showcased in the exhibit.

Worn under the jacket, an elegant halterneck waistcoat is made in a floral Spitalfields silk jacquard designed in 1745 created by the English textile designer, Anna Maria Garthwaite. This intriguing piece of fashion history was delicately cut and tailored in dunhill’s London bespoke atelier, honouring the legacy of this innovative female designer.

Known for creating striking floral designs for silk fabrics hand woven in Spitalfields, London, Garthwaite is acknowledged as one of the premiere designers of her day a master in her field, with an innate understanding of her craft Examples of her work can be found in the permanent collection of the Costume Institute, as well as in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

“When I read “The Garden of Time” I immediately imagined Jon as a modern day count Axel I was inspired by the pastoral work of Thomas Gainsborough, and to that end I sought out an ancient textile, an exquisite and rare floral jacquard, woven here in London in the mid 18th Century Pairing this decorative waistcoat with the rigorously tailored, traditionally dunhillian midnight barathea evening suit feels neo aristocratic The Cartier jewellery finishes a look that seems as if Jon stepped out of a fairytale.

It has been a privilege to dress Jon for this special occasion, an incredibly talented artist with an inherent sense of personal style. His playful approach to fashion, particularly tailoring, reflects the House’s own sense of hedonism he is the embodiment of the modern dunhill man confident, erudite and elegant,” comments Simon Holloway.

An interplay of masculine elegance and graceful design, this custom moment unites the storied histories of dunhill and Anna Maria Garthwaite, guided by the creative vision of Simon Holloway and brought to life by the dynamism of Jon Batiste.