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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Details On The Making Of Hamish Bowles' Met Gala 2013 Outfit!

  Vogue's International Editor at Large Hamish Bowles arrives to the 2013 Met Gala with Sarah Jessica Parker wearing a custom look ...

 
Vogue's International Editor at Large Hamish Bowles arrives to the 2013 Met Gala with Sarah Jessica Parker wearing a custom look styled and created by David Thomas.  
 
The 2013 Met Gala's "Punk" theme made it difficult for a lot of attendees to pick out something to wear.  Many people were confused on how to dress and what would look good for the occasion.  This was not a problem however for Vogue's International Editor at Large Hamish Bowles and his date Sarah Jessica Parker.
 
The dynamic duo tuned heads at the gala and looked perfect for the night.  Hamish was honestly the best dressed man of the evening fitting the theme perfectly thanks to his stylist and friend David Thomas (Dave is also a friend of OJ&B)!  I am very excited to share with you the details behind Hamish's amazing outfit with exclusive photos from David Thomas and information via LoveGold!

 
Jennifer Lawrence, SJP and Hamish Bowles having a glam moment at the 2013 Met Gala
 
Stylist and Jewelry Designer David Thomas created an entire look for Hamish Bowles to the Met Gala on May 6th 2013.  Taking 5 weeks from concept to completion this specially commissioned piece by "Gentleman - David Thomas xJBH" is worth $250,000.00!  The outfit is comprised of 100 pieces of white gold and white diamonds and emeralds made especially for this project in the Jason of Beverly Hills factory in downtown LA.
 
The 100 pieces are made up as follows:
  • 1 pair of white gold and emerald cufflinks
  • 1 set of white gold and emerald shirt studs
  • 30 small safety pins in white gold and diamonds
  • 20 medium safety pins in white gold and diamonds
  • 14 medium safety pins with chain in white gold and emeralds
  • 30 large safety pins in white gold and diamonds
  • 2 kilt pins in white gold and emeralds
  • 2 fleur de lys pins in white gold and diamonds
The gold, diamond and emerald jewelry was pinned onto grosgrain lapels that were then hand stitched on to the Jacket.  To complete the look, LA based designer Ashton Michael was commissioned to make a custom pair of bondage tuxedo pants and Southern California based shoe designer, George Esquivel (a 2009 Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund nominee) was commissioned to make a custom pair of black patent leather brothel creepers with grosgrain laces.
 
 
The Tom Ford jacket with paper mock ups of the design before the actual pieces of jewelry were attached. Photo courtesy of Dave Thomas
 
 
The completed jacket waiting to be worn by Hamish at the 2013 Met Gala. Photo courtesy of Dave Thomas
 
Congratulations to Dave on making a truly amazing piece that captured the essence of the 2013 Met Gala's "Punk" theme.  I can't believe most men wore basic tuxedos to this event when it was their chance to have fun and be punk.  If I had gone I would have definitely wanted to wear this outfit and take SJP as my date!  I think this will go down as one of my favorite fashion moments of all time!
 
 
Picture of Punk Perfection
 
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