Met Gala 2019 ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’: Top Looks of the Night

One more time we all virtually attend the most remarkable night of the year for the fashion industry: the Met Gala.

After last’s years dazzling presentation of the ‘Heavenly Bodies‘ (a Met Gala which we also covered) theme and creations, it was announced that the theme for next year was going to be ‘camp’. More specifically, ‘Camp: Notes on fashion‘, which is based on the title that Susan Sontag gave to her essay on the subject, ‘Notes on Camp‘. If you weren’t aware of that concept, you may had suffered like myself a little moment of panic and confusion last year., when the theme was announced along with the co chairs for this year’s Met Gala: Alessandro Michele, Serena Williams, Lady Gaga and Harry Styles. At first, you may have thought that it was a waste of such an exceptional co chair as Lady Gaga for a theme that sounded more close to ‘camping’ than anything else and that therefore didn’t look that promising. But it turns out the choice couldn’t have been better.

In this essay that we mentioned, publishes in 1964, the writer proceeded to describe ‘camp’ by enumerating fifty eight things that were in fact ‘camp’, among which we can find things like The Lake of the Swans, Caravaggio’s Tenebrist paintings, Mae West’s movies or Flash Gordon comics. At this point it is obvious that ‘camp’ is a much more deep concept that we could have imagined and that it couldn’t have been as easily described as last year’s theme, and that we can discover a lot if we plan on learning about this movement. But long story short, suddenly Lady Gaga seemed like the perfect choice.

Camp can be aesthetically summarized into extravagance, the mix or arts and reference, pop culture, opulence and eclecticism.

Since I find that ‘camp’ is such an interesting subject that is open to so much debate and can catch the attention of Arts academics and enthusiast, I’ll leave here a link to Susan Sontag’s essay and we’ll proceed to see the most standing looks of the Met Gala night.

Top Looks Met Gala 2019: ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’

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Lady Gaga in her amazing four outfits combo by Brandon Maxwell

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Billy Porter in The Blonds, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and Pat McGrath makeup

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Abbey Lee Kershaw in Thom Browne

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Aquaria in John Galliano for Maison Margiela

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Bella Hadid in Moschino

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Cara Delevingne in Dior

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Florence Welch in Gucci

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Ezra Miller in Burberry

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Emma Roberts in Yanina Couture and Jimmy Choo shoes

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Emily Ratajkowski in Dundas, Jimmy Choo shoes and Messika jewelry 

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Dua Lipa in Versace

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Darren Criss in Balmain

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Carey Mulligan in Prada

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Cardi B in Thom Browne

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Alexa Chung in her own brand and Chopard jewelry

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Karlie Kloss in Dapper Dan for Gucci and Gucci shoes

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Jordan Roth in Iris Van Herpen

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Zoe Krävitz in  Saint Laurent

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Zendaya in Tommy Hilfiger

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Stella Maxwell in Moschino

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Saoirse Ronan in Gucci

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Priyanka Chopra in Dior

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Nicki Minaj in Prabal Gurung

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Naomi Campbell in Valentino, in an outfitt created specially for the event by Pierpaolo Piccioli and Bulgari jewelry

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Michael Urie in a double Christian Siriano design

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Lupita Nyong’o in Custom Versace and Bulgari jewelry

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Lucy Boynton in Prada

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Lilly Collins in a Giambattista Valli dress inspired by the one Priscilla Presley wore in her wedding in 1964

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Laverne Cox in Christian Siriano

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Kylie Jenner in Versace

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Kristen Stewart in Chanel 

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Kim Kardashian West in a look by Mugler

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Kendall Jenner in Versace

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Katy Perry in Moschino

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Jared Leto in Gucci

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Janelle Monáe in Christian Siriano

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Gigi Hadid in Michael Kors

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