'Challengers' Star Josh O'Connor Ditches Tenniscore for Whimsical Loewe Tuxedo at the Met Gala

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Josh O'Connor Wears Loewe Tuxedo to Met GalaDimitrios Kambouris - Getty Images

Josh O'Connor is back at the Met Gala!

The Challengers actor joined his co-stars Zendaya and Mike Faist on the green carpet.He arrived at the Met Gala at the same time as Faist; Zendaya, wearing Maison Margiela Artisanal by John Galliano, was one of the first to arrive earlier in the night.

While Zendaya's press tour fashion has dominated headlines in recent weeks, O'Connor's style choices have also been notable, and he did not disappoint tonight. For the "Garden of Time" theme, the actor wore an outfit designed by Loewe—which makes sense, as the brand's creative director, Jonathan Anderson, was the costume designer for Challengers. O'Connor's tuxedo that featured oversized, dramatic tailcoat, a beaded shirt, and a sparkling bowtie.

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O’Connor at the Met Gala 2024. Dia Dipasupil - Getty Images
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A close-up of O’Connor’s shirt.Dimitrios Kambouris - Getty Images

His shoes appear to be very similar to ones from the Loewe Fall/Winter 2024 collection:

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A model walks the runway during the Loewe Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2024-2025 fashion show.Victor Virgile - Getty Images

In a recent interview, O'Connor shared his love for gardening, perhaps inspiring his shoes tonight. "Gardening is, at its heart, a small act of life. You tend to this thing, which gives you some joy for, particularly in the UK, like, two months of the year. Then it dies and you tend to it again, you enjoy it, then it dies. It’s repetitive and pointless, but we do it," he told the Guardian. "I love making work, but I also love being in my garden and tending to plants and watching them live and die. That contrast, I’m hoping, will keep me grounded."

O'Connor made his Met Gala debut in 2021, and has since called the evening a "disaster." "I was waiting for a long time, and the whole thing with the Met is the entrance and the photograph. And someone just said go, and I did, and I didn't get a single photograph," O'Connor said on Good Morning America.

He was exaggerating a little; there are some snaps of him wearing custom Dunhill, in partnership with designer Connor McKnight:

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Josh O’Connor attends the 2021 Met Gala Celebrating "In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion."Jeff Kravitz - Getty Images
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O’Connor arrives for the 2021 Met Gala.ANGELA WEISS - Getty Images

Hopefully this year's carpet was a much better experience for O'Connor.

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