‘Camp' theme celebrates flamboyant fashion at 2019 Met Gala
The 71st Costume Institute Gala took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6.
The invite-only Met Gala takes place on the first Monday of every May, with a different theme each year that is centered on the theme of the new exhibition displayed at the Met.
This year’s theme was Camp: Notes on Fashion, inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on Camp."
Designers partner up with celebrities to present their most edgy and iconic costumes.
This year’s theme was encouraging exaggerated fashion, in contrast to last year’s theme Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.
Although, after the massive gowns and headpieces that last year’s gala hosted, it was challenging for designers to top the magnificent experience.
This year’s gala was co-chaired by Harry Styles, Lady Gaga, Serena Williams and the creative director of Gucci, Alessandro Michele.
Harry Styles wore a black Gucci sheer blouse, and the little details — like his single pearl earring as well as his nail polish — caught the attention of the fashion admirers.
Jared Leto was wearing Gucci just like last year, but this year, he was also carrying a very realistic head that looked like his own as an accessory. Dakota Johnson was one of Gucci’s guests as well, wearing a dark pink gown with a heart shape on the chest.
Lady Gaga had four outfit changes. As the co-chair, she arrived with a huge pink Brandon Maxwell gown.
Once she took off the gown, she was standing with a black dress on. Under the black dress, there was a more tightly fitting pink dress.
Just when the audience thought that it was over, Gaga stripped down to her underwear.
Her outfits in particular were not as fascinating as the fact that she managed to serve four looks in one night.
Serena Williams wore a yellow Versace gown with pink touches, and chose to wear Nike Air x Off-White sneakers underneath.
Katy Perry showed up with a 40-pound chandelier dress, while Zendaya’s dress also lit up with a “magic trick” and transformed her into Cinderella.
Janelle Monáe’s blinking dress and Cara Delevingne’s pride-inspired Dior jumpsuit were also iconic. Jennifer Lopez’s dress was one of the last pieces Luigi Massi, who died last month, worked on.
Due to the unexpected loss, Lopez was very emotional during the fitting, according to the paper New York Post's celebrity column, “Page Six.”
Gigi Hadid’s icy Michael Kors bodysuit was probably one of the most edgy outfits. From Kors' crystal head piece to the details in her makeup, she was a good example of exaggerated fashion.
After the black Alexander Wang look last year, Kylie Jenner was in purple feathers from head-to-toe this year.
Kendall Jenner wore a dress with similar feature as her sister’s, only with a different design and an orange color.
The Jenners were criticized last year because the lack of relevance their dresses had with the theme.This year, however, they lacked the excitement and glory of the Met Gala with their not-so-special outfits.
The Met’s pink carpet noticed an absence of the gala’s constant unofficial stars, Sarah Jessica Parker and Blake Lively.
Both actresses are famous for their fashion taste, as well as the characters they played in Sex and the City and Gossip Girl, respectively.
Lively’s gown and hair accessory from last year were legendary, and it is assumed that she did not attend the gala due to her pregnancy this year.
Rihanna, who was one of the co-chairs of the Met Gala 2018, also did not make an appearance for this year’s event.
The theme of Met Gala 2020 will be announced in October.