Camp: Notes on Fashion: that was the esoteric theme of the 2019 Met Gala, which took place on Monday (May 6) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The Camp theme was an ode to a 1964 essay by Susan Sontag titled “Notes on Camp,” which muses that “[t]he essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.”
Given the unparalleled imaginativeness that the Met Gala inspires every year, and the creative license that Sontag’s quote grants,it was no surprise that the 2019 gala featured some truly unforgettable ensembles.
The standouts included Lady Gaga …
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… Tony Award-winner Billy Porter …
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… and Cardi B
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… while Katy Perry won “hottest” outfit of the evening, or should I say most flammable
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Now that the 2019 gala has wrapped up, people are already anticipating what the 2020 edition will hold.
The biggest hope among the internet as a whole is that Rihanna returns! RiRi unexpectedly missed this year’s gala, likely due to commitments overseas, and her absence was felt by all in the fashion world.
Rihanna has been a Met Gala mainstay since she stunned in 2015 with her unforgettable “omelet dress,” and she has continued to crush it ever since.
Rihanna is the Queen of the Met Gala. Period. pic.twitter.com/4IiNjywawW
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Some sites have already made her one of the favorites to be the best dressed in 2020, while tabbing her sartorial protégé, Zendaya, as the favorite to host.
Kind of hilariously, the favorite in terms of theme for 2020 is “Minimalism,” not a concept that the Met Gala embraces very often.
Who did you think was best dressed this year? Who absence did you feel the most? Letme know in the comments.