Met Gala '19: Best Bits
The most elaborate costume party of the year has come and gone.
The Met Gala has become a cultural phenomenon for the fashion world and beyond, as everyone readies their ‘expert’ opinions on what outfits were a success, and who flopped. Theme for this year was Camp: Notes on Fashion as inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay ‘Notes on ‘Camp’ which is widely credited to have introduced the notion of ‘Camp’ to the mainstream. It asks for the most artificial, extravagant and unfathomable looks, perhaps best described as bad taste done well.
This year saw the most elite celebrities combine high art and pop culture, in the strict invite-only party of the year. Lena Waith rocked a double-breasted suit that read iconic ‘Camp’ song lyrics like ‘I Will Survive’, while her jewelry buttons featured the faces of LGBTQI icons like RuPaul - paying homage to the original queens of camp. Kacey Musgraves looked as real as a barbie girl could be, while Kim K raised eyebrows showing off her minuscule waist, she glistened wearing a latex dress draped in crystals.
As the dust settles from the event and we return to our regularly programmed news feeds, scroll through the galley as we relive the looks wishing we were there.
And finally, the reigning queen of Camp in Lady Gaga. Four outfits in 15 minutes that saw her strip down right there on the red carpet. There couldn’t have been a more fitting person to tackle the theme, in the most extra way.
Her PERFORMANCE deserves its own gallery.