There’s a difference between kitch and Camp.
I wasn’t initially planning on doing a blog post on this year’s Met Gala, not because it isn’t my favourite night of fashion in the year – because it is, but because so many images are sent flying around social media all week regarding it I didn’t want to overload people. That was until I saw how amazing everyone looked and how well the theme was excited. Uhm so sorry (not at all sorry), but prepared to be ambushed with Met Gala 2019 fashion from me.
By now you’ve all hear that this year’s theme was ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion.’ No that does not mean celebrities should be rocking up with marshmallow outfits and trains resembling tents. The theme Inspired by an essay written by Susan Sontag titled Notes on Camp. Explained, “Camp is an aesthetic in which something has appeal because of its bad taste or ironic value. When the term first appeared in 1909, it was used to refer to ostentatious, exaggerated, affected, theatrical, effeminate or homosexual behaviour.”
Basically the best theme in recorded history, in my opinion. If there was ever a year to attend the Met, this was the year. Now this year there were more looks that I loved than I could ever recall in a single sitting, but here are a few below.
Also, can I just say… LADY GAGA. That’s all.
Also, I’m only including this look below because I hated it that much 😫
You could definitely argue that some of these were not entirely on theme, may have been too simple or taken the theatrical element of it to far – after all it is still meant to be fashionable and stylish. However, these were the looks that I found unforgettable and could see how they could be considered ‘Camp’, even if for reasons not as obvious as others.
Something I don’t usually consider as making a difference to an outfit are the arrivals, but this year the whole ‘stage presence’ of the carpet really elevated a look for me. For example; Zendaya having a fairy Godmother light up her ball gown before she took to the Met stairs. Iconic!
Although I couldn’t resist including a pic of Katy Perry because what the heck, I left out the not-so-great looks from this list as it feels very Regina George of me to pinpoint the bad outfits. And let me add that I don’t think I could talk about the ugly looks without being super mean because some were so ridiculous and senseless I was rolling around laughing. Please do yourself a favour and google what French Montana wore. And do ME a favour and let me know how on earth that was significant to this year’s Met theme – or any theme ever.
Overall the celebs really showed up and showed out. It was my favourite Met by far! (She says having watched it all on TV the same as every other year)