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Met Gala: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at 'Game of Thrones' Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's Fitting

Courtesy of Kristyna Archer
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Inside the Ermenegildo Zegna fitting room with the actor and stylist Ilaria Urbinati.

Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is hitting Monday night's Met Gala with some help from his friends at Ermenegildo Zegna. The Italian fashion house designed a blue wool and silk blend tux, with a silk jacket lining, for the actor's big night with fashion's most exclusive crowd at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Styled by Ilaria Urbinati (who also works with Tom Hiddleston and Chris Evans), Coster-Waldau also sports a white cotton shirt, a matching bow tie and suspenders. This isn't the actor's first spin around the annual ball; he made his debut at the event in 2013. "I am looking forward to the sheer fun of people watching," he tells Pret-a-Reporter of what he's most excited about for this year's formal affair.

Although this year's theme of "Manus x Machina" proved to be more difficult when dressing dudes for the tech-inspired occasion, Urbinati added the white bow to Coster-Waldau's outfit as a nod to the white-tie dress code.

"It was harder for men. I mostly ignored [the theme] for the guys this year because Anna Wintour wanted the guys who were her guests to be in white tie," says Urbinati. "We didn't do full tails for Nikolaj, but we went with the white bow tie, which I thought was a really nice touch and added a bit of glamour to the look." The actor agrees, adding, "It's a beautiful tuxedo. It helps me look the part."

Get an insider's look at Coster-Waldau's fitting for the Met Gala below.


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Ilaria Urbinati were photographed by Kristyna Archer.

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