Piers Morgan trashes 'metrosexual' Harry Styles as he calls Met Gala 'a night full of loonies'

Tom Beasley
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Harry Styles attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" exhibition on Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Piers Morgan has lashed out at the audacious red carpet fashion on show at this year’s Met Gala, and singled out singer Harry Styles for a “ridiculous” outfit.

The controversial host described the exclusive social event as a “night full of loonies” on today's episode of Good Morning Britain.

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Former One Direction singer Styles arrived at the event, themed around the word ‘camp’, wearing a see-through blouse and high heels, as well as a single earring.

Morgan said: “Ooh, have we got Harry in a blouse? Is he identifying as metrosexual these days?

"I mean, we shouldn't make this sexist. It can be camp but it can also be ridiculous."

Viewers criticised Morgan’s rant on Twitter, defending Styles’s “slightly feminised” outfit, while others praised him for his viewpoint.

Harry Styles attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" exhibition on Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

The 54-year-old had already taken swipes at many of the other celebrities to walk the red carpet, after referring to the Met Gala as his "favourite event of the year".

He said: "This is when every big star in the world reveals what they're really like, which is really nuts - a night full of loonies."

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The Met Gala is one of the most exclusive social events on the New York City calendar, organised by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute to mark the opening of their annual fashion exhibit.

Tables at the invitation-only event can cost up to £230,000.

Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid discuss the 2019 Met Gala on 'Good Morning Britain'. (Credit: ITV)

Morgan said model Emily Ratajkowski's look on the red carpet was "preposterous", while also delivering a barbed critique of Kim Kardashian's figure-hugging nude dress.

He said: "I thought Kim Kardashian was brilliant. She came as a large see-through spank. What are they called? Spanks. I mean look at that.

"Kanye can't even look up. He's like, 'put something on love'. I'm not being funny, what's camp about that?"

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Many celebrities used the evening to wear audacious outfits, with pop star Katy Perry arriving dressed as a chandelier and Lady Gaga, never to be upstaged, revealing four separate looks.