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

Met Gala 2018 Heavenly Bodies: Top Looks of the Night

Met Gala 2018

Last night we could attend to the biggest night of the year for the fashion industry: the Met Gala.

The theme of this year was ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’, so we knew beforehand that it was going to be a night to be remembered. Fashion designers and celebrities sometimes spend weeks or even months designing and preparing their creations for the red carpet of this famous night, and having that theme in mind, we knew that the looks were going to be resounding.

There were sure some Lady Gaga moments, though they were sadly not starred by herself since she didn’t attend, like the Pope inspired dress and headpiece that Rihanna wore, but for me there were also some seriously stylish and beautiful looks that deserved some attention.

Some of my favorite designers worked in the dresses that paraded the red carpet last night and I’m here to share with you the most iconic looks of the night!

Though there were some that practically broke the internet as they made their appearance, there were also that, leaving the hype aside, spoke loudly of the true love for fashion. Let’s see them.

Top Looks Met Gala 2018: Heavenly Bodies

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Blake Lively in Versace

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Emily Ratajkowski in Marc Jacobs

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Amber Heard in Carolina Herrera

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Jennifer Lopez in Balmain

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Nicki Minaj in Oscar de la Renta and Tiffany’s jewelry

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Zendaya in Versace

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Rihanna in Maison Margiela

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Zoë Kravitz in Yves Saint Laurent

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Cardi B in Moschino

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Amanda Seyfried in Prada

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Bella Hadid in Chrome Hearts

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Katy Perry in Versace

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Lily Collins in Givenchy

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Gisele Bündchen in Versace

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Rita Ora in Prada

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Kim Kardashian in Gianni Versace

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Cara Delevingne in Dior

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Rosie Huntington Whiteley in Ralph Lauren

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Karlie Kloss in Brandon Maxwell

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Gigi Hadid in Versace

 

And that’s all for now!
Obviously, since Donatella was one of the hosts, Versace was a house that shone brightly all through the night and that dressed a high number of the attendants. And they did that masterfully!

Some of the most resonated looks didn’t quite hit the mark for me, but others, like this last one from Versace for Gigi Hadid, the one from Dior that Cara Delevigne wore, or the Joan of Arc inspired design from Versace that Zendaya rocked, were for me truly beautiful and spoke really highly of the houses that confectionated them.

Also a great respect for Kim Kardashian for choosing a design of Gianni Versace!
If you want to read about (and watch!) the Tribute collection Donatella made to her brother Gianni in last fall’s Milan Fashion Week, check this article.

I hope you have time to take a look at the Met Gala 2018 designs and make your own selection of your favorite looks.

Lots of love, and hoping to see you around soon!