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Met Gala 2022: Who is Fredrik Robertsson and why did fans think he was Jared Leto?

A multitude of celebrities made their appearance at this year’s Met Gala, including Jared Leto.

While Jared was spotted on the evening’s red carpet, fans thought they were seeing double of the House of Gucci star when Fredrik Robertsson arrived.

Fredrik Robertsson attended the Met Gala on May 2, 2022, the theme was In America: An Anthology of FashionGetty Images

Who is Fredrik Robertsson?

Fredrik Robertsson is the creative director of the Swedish hair-care company Björn Axén, Vogue reports.

Even Vogue called Robertsson the Met Gala’s “Most Mysterious Guest.”

He is known to cause a “fashion commotion” wherever he appears the outlet wrote.

Robertsson first caught the attention of Vogue in 2019 when he appeared at the Valentino Haute Couture show in a black iridescent gown.

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Robertsson who has over 30K followers on Instagram hit the red carpet at the Met Gala wearing a piece by Iris van Herpen.

He posted his viral look writing: “I can’t believe this is me. Wearing this unique haute couture look by @irisvanherpen created just for me. Attending the MET Gala!”

The unique look is titled Titled Quantum and was inspired by Robertsson’s “fearless” approach to fashion.

“It’s inspired by how you express and transform yourself through fashion,” Herpen told Vogue of the ensemble.

“Fredrik’s genderfluidity in dressing is so inspiring, and the look radiates and plays with combined masculinity and femininity.”

Has Fredrik Robertsson attended the Met Gala before?

The 2022 Met Gala is Robertsson’s first time attending the extravagant event.

He told Vogue he was nervous prior to the event and felt pressure to deliver a show-stopping look.

“It has been a dream of mine forever, and of course it is different from any other gala,” says Robertsson.

Fredrik Robertsson attended the Met Gala wearing a custom Iris van Herpen pieceReuters

“This is the gala if you enjoy fashion like I do. It is a dream come true.”

According to the outlet, the embellishments on the piece are made from recycled Mylar.

Mylar is a film made from stretched polyethylene terephthalate and is often used for its high strength.

Why did fans mistake Fredrik Robertsson for Jared Leto?

Robertsson became a viral sensation almost immediately after hitting the famous Met Gala steps.

Much of the press and fans mistakenly took him for the actor Jared Leto.

Leto, 50, is an actor known for pulling off shocking looks on red carpets where he often appears unrecognizable.

Robertsson spoke to Vogue about the confusion of the two on the red carpet.

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“At first, I didn’t know about it, then I started seeing it on Page Six and The New York Times,” Robertsson said.

“I have heard before that I look like Jared Leto. My favorite part of the night was when I bumped into him, who the press thought I was, and we just laughed at it all. He said he was honored they thought he was me!”

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