The first Monday of May is a fashion holiday. It's the Met Gala. When it comes to fashion's biggest fundraising night, The Costume Institute Gala at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is as big as it gets.
2019's Met Gala Theme: Camp. What is camp, you ask? Well, it ain't summer camp, if that's what you're thinking. The motif is meant to call up on Susan Sontag's "Camp: Notes on Fashion" and even the most avid fashion gurus had to take time to unpack what that really means. After doing my homework, I found that the theme derives from Sontag's quote, "Indeed the essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration." To me, that means over-the-top extra and I was born extra.
GQ said, "In short, the Camp sensibility is going all the way, going too far, seeing that straight ahead there is a large yellow sign that reads, WARNING: END OF GOOD TASTE, and simply refusing to turn around."
With all of this in mind, we were clutching our pearls waiting to see how the celebs made this theme their own. Click through the gallery for some of the looks we adored from this year's gala!
Wearing a red feather Thom Browne number, the Invasion of Privacy rapper dominated yet another Met Gala. We have never seen the world renowned rapper in such an elevated way. Browne told Vogue, "I designed this dress for Cardi specifically because she has the ultimate beauty in a woman's body, and that is what the dress is about for me: taking advantage of that beauty."
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