Last night was one of the most exciting evenings in fashion: the annual Met Gala. Every year, in order to raise money for the Costume Institute, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, hosts a formal party, but encourages their attendees to dress up in the style of the exhibition. This year’s 2019 theme was “camp,” as defined by Susan Montag’s famous 1964 essay entitled, “Notes on Camp: an love of the unnatural, of artifice, and exaggeration.”
Sounds like a good excuse to dress up and have some fun with the styling. Unfortunately, the star-studded even was invite-only, plus the tickets cost $35,000 and the tables ranged from $200,000 to $300,000. This year, the event was hosted by the editor-in-chief of Vogue Anna Wintour, tennis star Serena Williams, singer Harry Styles, and Academy Award-winning singer Lady Gaga.
In Gaga’s mesmerizing entrance, she did a four-gown-change, going from a billowy pink frock to black sparkling undergarments. But she was not the only one to leave the audience watching the entrances impressed. Harry Styles showed up sporting an ensemble that took serious punches at the construct of gender norms by wearing a sheer lace Gucci blouse that had some serious pirate-vibes, which were offset by his chunky heels and an earring. All over Twitter, fans were shook as well as apparently, “deceased”.
People are already praising the singer’s choice, as well as turning him into fan art.
What do you think of the Met Gala fashion? Were you excited about seeing the stars dress up for this event?