Gabrielle Union took her monochrome style to New York for a date with husband Dwyane Wade – supposedly before the duo attended the Met Gala on Monday night.
The ‘Cheaper By the Dozen’ actress stepped out for a date with Wade in a Connor Ives printed midi dress. Designed by Thomas Christos Kikis, the number featured an allover ruched texture with short sleeves and a print of a hybrid zebra with leopard spots – plus a Budweiser logo. A fluffy white clutch finished Union’s outfit.
Wade was equally well dressed, sporting a Missoni denim jacket with plaid inserts. Styled by Jason Bolden, his ensemble was complete with a white t-shirt, brown pants and white leather Louis Vuitton sneakers – making a perfect pair when hand-in-hand with Union.
When it comes to shoes, Union’s shoes gave a stylish finish to her look. The ‘Being Mary Jane’ actress wore a pair of pointed knit boots, which featured cream-colored uppers in a calf-high silhouette. Giving the pair – and the Union ensemble – a burst of texture and comfort has been fully crocheted in a pointy-toe silhouette. The style gave her look an extra dimension with its mix of textures and tones.
Union and Wade’s exit comes just before the 2022 Met Gala, which it’s unconfirmed they will be attending. However, as the couple have attended the event numerous times over the years – Union herself has done so six times since 2014 – it’s highly likely that they will be in attendance. Kikis also dropped hints, captioning a photo of their outing “last Saturday in April” — a play on the uncommon term for the Gala, the “first Monday in May” — and teasing dinner Union as his last meal until Tuesday.
Currently, the confirmed guest list for the “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” exhibition primarily includes co-chairs Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, Regina King and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The event will also include red carpet coverage by Vanessa Hudgens and La La Anthony, although other attendees are arriving – and whether their outfits fit the “Gilded Glamour” dress code – remains to be seen.
When it comes to shoes, Union always opts for the daring. The “Breaking In” actress often favors current trends, like flip flops from Magda Butrym, By Far and Gia Couture’s collab with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. She is also known for wearing strappy sandals and tall boots from top brands such as Paris Texas, Tamara Mellon and Tabitha Simmons. When off duty, Union prefers chunky sneakers from Adidas, Reebok and Nike.
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