The Met Ball: In a tizzy about tails.
Oscar de la Renta: Channeling iconic Fred Astaire.
Kanye West: Takes creative license in camouflage and high-tops.
Anna Wintour: Channeling Marlene Dietrich.
Daft Punk: Space-Age classic.
Amar’e Stoudemire: Forever a Knick.
Bradley Cooper: À la “American Hustle.”
Proper white tie: Clark Gable, 1934.
The Right Way… Marlene Dietrich in “Morocco” in 1930.
The Right Way… Fred Astaire in “Top Hat” in 1935.
The Right Way… Princess Grace of Monaco and Prince Rainier III of Monaco at the “Night in Monte Carlo” ball in 1956.
Prince Philip in full military splendor.
The Wrong Way… Gene Wilder in “Young Frankenstein” in 1974.
The Wrong Way… Brad Pitt at the 17th-annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards in January 2013.
The Wrong Way… President Obama in a tuxedo jacket and white bow tie at the Inaugural Ball in January 2013.