The Met Gala this has been an important year because it came after a year apart in the midst of the pandemic. As celebrities and other attendees put on their best fashion foot forward, there are some who stood out more than others, thanks to their unique sartorial sense, and their outfit of choice for the glamorous evening.
We were really taken by what Elliot Page worn at the event. The 34-year-old Canadian actor and producer was spotted on the red carpet, which was his first such event since come out as transgender Last year. He wore an outfit that made sense and symbolized queer love.
According to new information, Page wore a black Balenciaga tuxedo, with a pinned green carnation flower. A Yahoo Life report suggests that the green carnation was used as a symbol of queer love, after British poet Oscar Wilde popularized its port in the 1890s.
The report further mentions that over the years the green carnation has come to represent queer men because it “embodied the decadent and the unnatural,” according to the report. Oscar Wilde Tours, who further expressed that in 1892, “Wilde had one of the actors of Lady Windermere’s fan wearing a green carnation on opening night and told a dozen of his young disciples to wear them too. Soon the carnation became an emblem of Wilde and his group ”.
– Quin Cunningham (@rococokaren) September 13, 2021
Page had opened up to this transition, story TIME magazine while adorning his blanket earlier this year that he had wanted to cut his hair at age nine and that there was a “keen sense of triumph” when he was finally cleared. “I felt like a boy. I wanted to be a boy. I would ask my mom if I could ever be.
In fact, Page would even picture himself “as a boy in make-believe games, freed from the discomfort of how others saw him: as a girl.”
– Elliot Page (@TheElliotPage) December 1, 2020
The actor stepped out in December 2020 in a long and candid social media post, in which he reintroduced himself as “Elliot,” and added that his pronouns are he / they. He was once ‘Ellen Page’.