You woke up this morning to your Instagram feed flooded with celebrities from around the world, in the fanciest clothing, posing on a pink carpet. You scrolled a little, read a few captions and then it hit your coffee-deprived brain- oh! YES! The Met Gala 2019 is here!
For those of you who love fashion but do not understand these outfits- don’t worry. We’ll tell you what’s happening here.
What’s The Met Gala
The Met Gala is an annual fundraising event hosted by and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (popularly known as “The Met”), in New York, USA. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world’s largest and finest art museums. Its collection includes more than two million works of art spanning 5000 years. The Met Gala is conducted on the first Monday of May, every year.
The guest list for the annual Met Gala includes the world’s best achievers in all the spheres of music, film, Broadway and fashion, as well as simple supernova personalities. The list changes each year. As does the theme.
Met Gala 2019 Theme: Camp Fashion
The theme of the Met’s 2019 Costume Exhibition is “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” Not camp like the one with sleeping bags and tents and summer activities, but camp as in ‘over-the-top fashion’. American Filmmaker/ Writer Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay that defines camp as “love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration” is the inspiration behind the theme.
Basically, this year we can expect some mad fashion experiments on the pink carpet. Camp fashion let’s you exaggerate your take on fashion, and is made of elements like humour, drama, irony or simply speaking – extremities.
Met Gala 2019: Top 5 Best Dressed
The Met Gala 2019 is like the Oscars for fashion! How can there not be a list of best dressed celebrities? Read on to find out who made it to Spoyl’s Book of World Fashion 😉
#1 Deepika Padukone
Mrs. Barbie Padukone Bhavnani. That’s right! Deepika graced the pink carpet in a beautiful Zac Posen custom gown. Complete with the 70s big hair do, she looked like the Disney Princess you always imagined as a child!
#2 Priyanka Chopra
Always adding an edge to anything she wears, PC rocked camp fashion in a custom Dior, along with arm candy Nick Jonas looking fresh as hell. The duo made for quite the perfect picture on the Met steps.
#3 Joe Jonas-Sophie Turner
Newly wedded lovebirds Joe & Sophie pulled another couple string as they showed up in coordinated Louis Vuitton by Nicolas Ghesquière. A Las Vegas wedding, wedded couple debut at the Met – very camp fashioned, we say!
#4 Lady Gaga
Forever in news for her outrageous outfit choices, Lady Gaga is only expected to take the notch one step higher with Camp Fashion being the theme at Met Gala this year! Well, guess what. She took it 4 steps higher. You read that right! She did 4 Brandon Maxwell outfit changes in 15 minutes! Now that’s what we call extraaaa!
#5 Michael Urie
Dressed in a masculine-feminine look, American TV star Michael Urie made us look at him twice! In complete Camp Fashion mode, Michael dressed up in a custom Christian Siriano and represented the LGBTQ community with supreme confidence! Cray cray!
Those were our picks from our Instagram feed. Stay tuned for the latest fashion updates right here. Until the first Monday of May 2020, buh-bye Met!