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On Monday 2 May, Robertsson, a self-labelled “fashion addict,” arrived on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in a silver, spiky outfit by Iris Van Herpen.
Robertsson, the editor-in-chief of Boy magazine, paired the structured jumpsuit with a bleach-blonde, slicked-back hairstyle.
However, shortly after his arrival on the red carpet, Getty Images incorrectly identified Robertsson as Leto, according to Vanity Fair, a mistake that was then repeated by both viewers and reporters.
The mistake was eventually corrected, with viewers attempting to raise awareness of the error on social media.
“OK - that bird man in Iris Van Herpen is NOT Jared Leto. It is Fredrik Robertsson. Apologies,” New York Times fashion director Vanessa Friedman tweeted.
— mar (@ari16lecdan) May 2, 2022
OK - that bird man in Iris Van Herpen is NOT Jared Leto. It is Fredrik Robertsson. Apologies. #MetGala
— Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) May 2, 2022
Others found amusement in the error, with one person tweeting: “I’m crying, imagine putting all this effort into your Met Gala look only for people to think you’re Jared Leto.”
Leto himself arrived on the red carpet shortly after, in a Gucci outfit that perfectly matched Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele’s.
— Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) May 3, 2022
— Met Gala 2022 (@met_gala2022) May 3, 2022
people confusing jared leto with this random man is going down to the history of met gala pic.twitter.com/khYoJ07Ij6
— nick misses louis 🏡 :D (@FINE28LINE) May 3, 2022
“Now we have three Jared Leto,” someone else joked, referencing both the identical outfits worn by Leto and Michele, and the case of mistaken identity.
— tyler (durden) (@TAXlDRVlER) May 3, 2022
Ahead of the Met Gala, Robertsson shared a behind-the-scenes look at his Met Gala prep. “We are getting ready for the Met Gala 2022 and I am so lucky to have my Swedish dream team in New York with me - transforming me into…well - you will see,” he wrote alongside a photo of his makeup being done.
As of now, neither Robertsson nor Leto have addressed the misidentification, however, the WeCrashed star did post a number of photos of his actual Met Gala outfit on his Instagram Stories.