Watch Shawn Mendes Do His “Natural Rockstar” Thing for the Met Gala

The singer's Met Gala look amplified his signature style.
Director: Michel Sayegh
DP: Cole Evelev
Sound: Tyler Jefferson Evans

Released on 5/8/2019

Credits

Featuring: Shawn Mendes

Transcript

00:00
So, this is gonna be the part of the episode
00:03
where I shower.
00:04
If you wanna come on in here, I'll show you how I shower.
00:10
[laughs]
00:11
I love how willing you are to actually come in the shower.
00:13
[upbeat music]
00:17
What's up, Vogue.
00:18
I'm getting ready for the Met, come in.
00:20
We have three hours until the Met,
00:22
is it the Met Ball or the Met Gala?
00:23
I don't know ever, the Met Gala.
00:26
We have three hours until the Met Gala.
00:28
Anna's been doing my hair for like five years.
00:32
And my skin.
00:33
Usually we do this thing where my hair's like pretty curly
00:36
and just like falling in my face,
00:37
which is naturally kind of what it does,
00:39
but today we're going to force it to stay still.
00:43
My dad has the best hair in the world.
00:44
He's my style, my style and hair inspiration.
00:48
This is me and my dad.
00:52
He's the cooler Mendes, by a lot.
00:56
Can I see?
00:57
[Cameraman] Yeah, of course, it's shooting now.
01:01
This is what I see, guys.
01:03
[chuckles]
01:04
I used to want to be a photographer for a minute,
01:06
and that's why I was like,
01:08
I think when I was 13, I had a paper route,
01:10
and I saved up for a camera.
01:12
And I ended just filming myself singing, put it on YouTube,
01:15
and I stopped wanting to be a photographer very fast.
01:19
So, we're currently adding gold and bronze to my hair.
01:24
It took Anna one week to convince me to do this.
01:26
Pretty sure I'm sitting with Miley Cyrus,
01:28
Liam Hemsworth, and Remi Malek,
01:32
which is an amazing table.
01:33
People I really love.
01:36
An hour and a half, and we're leaving.
01:38
Oh my God, wow, there's two cameras.
01:42
[giggles]
01:43
[Shawn] She was the first person
01:44
who put me in a leather jacket.
01:45
Yes, so we had the plaid stage.
01:49
And then the leather stage. Which no one liked.
01:52
The leather stage, people liked.
01:54
And then now,
01:54
we're just in this very natural, rock star stage,
01:58
I would say.
02:00
She calls me Dean.
02:01
Because he looks like James Dean.
02:02
[laughs]
02:03
And he's my Dean.
02:04
That's the inspiration all the time is James Dean.
02:06
A hundred percent.
02:07
What's the mood board?
02:07
James Dean.
02:09
I think this ring's really cool.
02:10
I think it's a little tight,
02:12
so I'm worried
02:13
that it's going to make my finger look swollen.
02:14
Can we switch it to a different finger then?
02:16
No, it's 'cause this is the finger
02:18
the ring wants to be on.
02:19
Yeah, kind of chose that finger.
02:21
Yeah.
02:22
Well, I'm going to be walking the Met in these underwear.
02:26
This is what I'm wearing.
02:26
[Tiffany] Talk about camp.
02:28
This Grateful Dead shirt, and gold in my hair.
02:31
I'm wearing Saint Laurent,
02:32
and I'm the worst at explaining why clothes are cool,
02:35
but they're just really cool.
02:37
Why are these really cool?
02:38
Because they're studded and they're beautiful.
02:39
Yeah, I mean it fits you so well.
02:41
I literally, Tiffany designed this with Saint Laurent,
02:44
and I tried it on 48 hours ago.
02:47
And now, here I am about to do the Met with it.
02:49
[Tiffany laughing]
02:50
That's what happens when you work with your stylist
02:51
for five years.
02:52
She knows all your sizes and what you like.
02:56
[clears throat]
03:02
[coughs]
03:03
Brian's going to be walking the Met.
03:05
[Brian] False.
03:06
Who is this guy?
03:07
That's my friend, Brian.
03:08
Hello, everybody.
03:09
I'm here for you, that's for sure.
03:10
[laughs]
03:11
[Tiffany] Super low-key in the corner.
03:12
[Shawn] He's my friend from home.
03:13
Shawn's stylist also happens to be my stylist too.
03:16
[all laughing]
03:17
The camp stylist, the team stylist.
03:19
[Shawn] Yes!
03:20
[Quiet Voice] How do you guys know each other?
03:22
From soccer, when we were like six years old.
03:24
[Tiffany] Yeah, your socks.
03:25
[Brian] And I was a lot better than him.
03:26
It's interesting.
03:27
I remember, when we were like six years old,
03:29
Brian really admired me.
03:30
[Brian] No.
03:31
[all laughing]
03:32
I was much better than him at soccer
03:34
so I took him under my wing.
03:37
Well, this is my outfit for the Met,
03:42
and I think it's 29th,
03:42
Yeah. It's 29th.
03:44
[Tiffany] Tonight, it's right, yeah.
03:47
[Shawn playing guitar]
03:56
I think it sounds surprising.
03:58
How many guitars do I have?
04:00
Upwards of 30 sometimes.
04:02
[Shawn playing guitar]
04:11
I used to do this thing where I go down into the kitchen,
04:13
and I would sing my mum new songs.
04:16
I haven't done that in a long time.
04:17
I miss that, my heart used to pound
04:19
when I'd write a song, go down and sing it for her.
04:23
She's so truthful, she'd be like, I don't like it.
04:26
Which is what I need though.
04:28
I'm facetiming my mum right now.
04:32
Hey mum.
04:33
[mother Laughing]
04:35
[Mother] Hey, what did you have?
04:36
I'm gonna call what's up to you tonight.
04:37
All right guys, I have gold in my hair.
04:41
[Mother] Oh yeah. [laughs]
04:42
[Shawn] Do you like it?
04:44
[Mother] You look like owl, it's hilarious.
04:46
You might be on camera right now by the way.
04:49
[Mother] Oh no, I just wore my glasses all day.
04:51
[Shawn and mother laughing]
04:53
What do you think?
04:55
[Mother] It looks cool babe, really cool.
04:56
Cool right?
04:57
[Mother] Well, are you walking in on your own?
05:00
Yes. Okay,
05:04
very nice, yeah, I love it.
05:08
That's the one you sell?
05:09
Saint Laurent, yeah.
05:11
[Mother] Yeah, well, I'm not gonna say that.
05:14
[Sister] Hi, brother.
05:14
Hi, sister.
05:15
[Mother] I'm not gonna say that
05:16
'cause you're gonna laugh at me the way I pronounce it.
05:18
Don't say it, yeah, my mum has this problem,
05:19
she can't pronounce name brands very well.
05:22
What did she say?
05:23
She says the weirdest things.
05:25
[Mother] Saint Laurent. Saint Laurent, that's good.
05:27
Good job.
05:28
[Sister] Why is your hair like that?
05:30
Oh you don't like it?
05:31
This is my sister now talking.
05:34
[Sister] I don't mind it but it makes you look different.
05:36
I know, and that's the point.
05:38
[Sister] Hey, are you nervous?
05:39
No, I'm okay, hey, I'll call you back in a minute, okay?
05:42
[Mother] All right, darling. Bye, love you, see ya.
05:44
[Mother] Bye, I love you, bye.
05:46
She's in the car with my cousin, the rest is there.
05:49
They're living life.
05:50
Today improved, my sister is like,
05:52
Why is your hair like that? [chuckles]
05:56
All right, guys, I'm all done, I'm ready.
05:57
Thank you so much for being here.
05:59
Let's go to the Met Gala.
06:01
[upbeat music]
06:09
It's super weird when you get into the Met Gala,
06:10
and people come up to you who you're like about to go,
06:14
you're like, oh my god, that's, I wanna go say, hi.
06:17
And then they come up to you.
06:19
And they're like, hey, I just wanna say, hi,
06:20
I'm a really big, who did that happen with?
06:21
Oh, Amy Adams. Oh yeah.
06:25
I was at this thing and Amy Adams was there.
06:28
I was like, god, I really wanna go say, hi, to her.
06:30
Kept looking at her and I'm like, I'm gonna do it.
06:32
As I was walking around the corner,
06:33
she stops, she's like, I'm really sorry,
06:35
I just need to say, hi, I'm a really big fan.
06:37
And I was like, that's insane.
06:40
[Shawn playing guitar]
06:50
I think it's such a funny event, over here.
06:55
In a good way, but it's like, I don't really know
06:57
what to do.
06:58
And you're on your own too.
07:00
Just get out of the car,
07:01
and usually your team follows you in, not at the Met.
07:06
All right, so we're about to walk on the carpet
07:08
of the Met right now.
07:09
Thank you so much for all, see ya.
07:11
[upbeat music]
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