Leave it to Justin Bieber to make a major footwear statement night at the 2021 Met Gala.
The “Baby” musician went hand-in-hand with his wife Hailey Baldwin at the “Oscars of fashion” tonight, both arriving in black-tie attire. For the event, Bieber dressed himself as “La Maison Drew” (also known as his label Drew House), complete with a tuxedo-style jacket and a modern twist on parachute suit pants. He also honored his label by carrying a handbag branded with his signature smiley face logo.
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The real kicker of the singer’s outfit, however, was her shoes of choice. Instead of a classic dress shoe or brogue, Bieber breaks out one of his go-to brands for casual footwear: Nike Air Force 1 sneakers. The Nike Air Force 1 ’07 sneaker first hit shelves in the 1980s and has since become a cultural icon and must-have footwear style for Gen-Z and above; From “Stranger Things” actress Millie Bobby Brown to TikTok star Addison Rae, these affordable and easy sneakers can be found in a variety of street-style-inspired looks in generations younger and older.
The sneaker also taps into the theme of American heritage as they are one of the most recognizable and classic sneaker silhouettes across all industries. Made with a smooth leather upper and a chunky rubber outsole, the wallet-friendly pair sells for just $90 on Nike.com.
As for Justin Bieber himself, the “What Do You Mean” singer can usually be found in sneakers from the likes of Off-White, New Balance and Nike with a few more dressed up silhouettes from Gucci—but his true footwear obsession. Centered around the Crocs’ colored rubber uppers. He partnered with the brand to create his own clog in 2020 inspired by his own label and is the second collab with Crocs that was released earlier this year. Most recently, she starred in the Balenciaga campaign, when the French brand debuted its latest sneaker silhouette.
The Canadian native founded her brand Drew House in early 2019 and has since expanded the business to include loungewear, apparel, and hotel-style soft slippers. In addition to wearing his own pieces, he has also been seen on his wife and stars like Millie Bobby Brown who can’t get enough of their Drew House shoes.
Click through the gallery for more red carpet arrivals at the 2021 Met Gala.
Launch Gallery: Met Gala 2021 Red Carpet Arrivals
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