Met Gala 2019: When 'Camp' Ruled The Red Carpet

Met Gala 2019: When 'Camp' Ruled The Red Carpet

The annual Met Gala 2019 just happened and boy, what an evening! The Met Gala celebrates the coming together of art, fashion, film and music where renowned names from the different artistic industry come together for the museum’s latest exhibition launch.

Diana Vreeland attends met gala 1981

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It was founded by publicist Eleanor Lambert and initially dubbed “The Party of the Year” and first held in 1948 in order to encourage donations from New York’s high society for the Costume Institute.

Dian Vreeland: Immoderate style

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Today, the Gala is popular around the world for its mind-boggling theme surrounding the night. Over the years, we have seen a number of interesting themes like “Goddess: The Classical Mode”, “Manus x Machina” and last year’s “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”.

Naomi Campbell attends met gala

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So, what was the theme for this year’s Met Gala? The Metropolitan Museum of Art gave out the theme for the Costume Institute for 2019: ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’. This theme is inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay ‘Notes On ‘Camp’’. The essay is widely credited to have introduced the notion of ‘Camp’ to the mainstream. Sontag had once explained to Partisan Review that, “The essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.”

Rihanna at last year's met gala theme- Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and Catholic Imagination

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Andrew Bolton, the Costume Institute’s Curator, shared his insights on the theme. He admitted that the theme had been on his radar for years and has “become increasingly more mainstream in its pluralities – political camp, queer camp, pop, camp, the conflation of high and low, the idea that there is no such thing as originality”.

lady gaga at the 2017 met gala

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Andrew told the NYT: “We are going through an extreme camp moment, and it felt very relevant to the cultural conversation to look at what is often dismissed as empty frivolity but can be actually a very sophisticated and powerful political tool, especially for marginalized cultures.”

Take a look at these stars who graced the Gala red carpet:

jenner sisters at the met gala 2019

Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry striking pose at the met gala 2019

Sarenna Williams posing for photos at the met gala 2019

Stunning appearances at the met gala 2019

The hadid sisters rock it out at the met gala 2019

One after the other eye-opening costumes left us asking for more

Camp: Notes on fashion made the perfect theme for this year's met gala 2019

Dakota Johnson in a beautiful pink gown was every paparazzi's favorite poser

Deepika Padukone rocking in a beautiful pink ensemble

Anna wintour dazzles in her outfit

priyanka and nick jona rocking the met gala theme together

Penelope Cruz slaughters the met gala 2019 look with ease