The 34-year-old actor made his way through the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday. Page — who came out as transgender in December — looked sharp in a black suit and sneakers.
It seems like Page’s green flower could be a symbol of queer love, originating from writer Oscar Wilde, who often wore a similar green carnation on his own lapel, Yahoo! reported.
According to Oscar Wilde Tours, the green carnation “embodied the decadent and the unnatural.”
This year’s Met Gala theme was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” an exploration of the nation’s sartorial identity and a deep dive into American ingenuity. The exhibition, which opens Sept. 18, will highlight “everything from the luxe ease of Halston’s ’70s glamour to Rodarte’s ethereal edge and Kerby Jean-Raymond’s powerful political vision for Pyer Moss.”
“It’s this interesting dichotomy in a way where on some level it feels just like the most miraculous, amazing thing, and it also is just sort of the experience of, oh, there I am! Like, oh, there I am!” he explained. “And a part of me was like, oh my god, why was that so hard? Why?”
Page credited “society” with making his transition and coming out so challenging, sharing, “You and I talked about this on the Zoom, just sort of this newfound energy because it is such a freeing, freeing experience.”