It’s official: Benedict Cumberbatch is a classy guy.
He got an official shout-out from Vogue editor Anna Wintour and actress Sarah Jessica Parker for wearing, and getting right, his white tie and tails outfit at last week’s fancy dress benefit for the Costume Institute at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The invitation specified white tie and tails for men but it was a clothing challenge that few celebrity male attendees other than Cumberbatch managed to master.
Fashion divas Wintour, who’s a fellow Brit, and Parker were co-chairman of the event. In a dual appearance a day later, Parker lavished praise on Cumberbatch while discussing the gala with host Seth Meyers on the NBC talk show, Late Night.
“I told him, ‘You brought a little class,’” Parker said of Cumberbatch, as Wintour nodded approvingly. “He elevated [the event].”
Here’s the clip of Wintour and Parker on Late Night. Their discussion of Cumberbatch—listen to how the audience roars at mention of his name—comes at 8:50:
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