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Met Gala 2019: The Campiest Costumes Were Truly Exaggerated

Met Gala 2019: The Campiest Costumes Were Truly Exaggerated

Compared to the 2019 Met Gala theme, the 2018 Met Gala theme was very specific; heavenly bodies. This year’s theme was self-interpreting but also very limiting and probably challenging. Asides the limits, celebrities showed up in style and memorable costumes.

The Met Gala, an annual benefit event for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, is considered one of the world’s biggest fashion events. It is known for its elite guest list, its high-priced tickets and – most of all – its lavish outfits, based on a different theme each year.

This year, the theme was ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ and it coincided with an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art based on the 1964 essay written by fashion writer and political activist, Susan Sontag. The article was against interpretation and perfectly explained “Camp” as a fashion term. It also solidified Sontag’s place as a critic.

The works of designers from Virgil Abloh to Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Rei Kawakubo, Mugler, Bob Mackie, Karl Lagerfeld, and more were featured in the exhibit. A large part of the exhibition took a huge dive into how “irony, humour, parody, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.”

Lady Gaga

“Camp” is a means of self-expression that challenges the everyday life. It means outfits are not supposed to be basic, everyday pieces put together. They should be bold, loud, colourful and beyond the norm.


The outfits at the 2019 Met Gala hosted by Lady Gaga, Serena Williams, Alessandro Michele and Harry Styles were, like the exhibition, “full of irony, humour, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality and exaggeration.” This is owing to the fact that the theme was open to a whole lot of interpretation.

Just as some celebrities went above and beyond to follow the theme, like always others didn’t but still delivered some pretty amazing looks. We’ve curated some of the most exaggerated, bold or unnatural looks which nailed the theme of the night.

Check out the campiest looks from the 2019 Met Gala below…

Ladies

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Cardi B in a custom made Thom Browne dress

 

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Zendaya in Tommy Hilfiger

 

Lupita Nyongo wearing a Versace gown


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Ciara wearing Versace

 

 

 

Kylie and Kendall Jenner both wearing Balmain

 

Gigi Hadid in Micheal Kors

 

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Joan Smalls

 

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Priyanka Chopra

 

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Tessa Thompson in Chanel Autumn 2016

 

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Naomi Campbell


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Kim Kardashian in Thierry Mugler

 

 

 

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Lily Collin

 

Bella Hadid in Moschino

 

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Jordan Dunn

 

Nicki Minaj

 

Emily Ratajkowski in a sheer Dundas dress

 

Dua Lipa in Versace Gown and boots

 

Lizzo in Marc Jacobs


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Gwen Stefani

 

 

 

Gal Gadot

 

Emilia Clarke

 

Cara Delevingne

 

Katy Perry in Moschino

 

Janet Mock

 

Tracee Elis Ross

 

Janelle Monae

 

Kacey Musgrave

 

Madelaine Petsch

 

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Saoirse Ronan in Gucci

 

See Also

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Nichapat Suphap

 

Kris Jenner in Tommy Hilfiger

 

Florence Welch

 

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Celine Dion in an Oscar de la Renta bodysuit

 

Serena Williams

 

Laverne Cox in Christian Siriano


Gentlemen

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Jordan Roth in an Iris Van Herpen cape

 

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Jordan Roth

 

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Cody Fern

 

Ezra Miller in a Burberry Suit and pearl corset

 

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Keiynan Lonsdale

 

Alessandro Michele and Harry Styles both wearing Gucci


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Hamish Bowles

 

 

 

Hamish Bowles in Maison Margiela Artisanal

 

Billy Porter

 

Darren Chris

 

Ryan Murphy

 

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Jared Leto

 

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