If you had been wondering how to interpret the “Camp” theme of this year’s Met Gala, I submit to you Exhibit A: Cardi B in Thom Browne. She seized ALL the opportunities. Not only did she go over the top in terms of the gown’s design (color, gems in fantastical places, excessively long and puffy train, feathers, head-covering) as the theme dictates, she also made her entrance a piece of performance art with a fleet of beautiful men arranging her train and tending to her. If I had to define “camp” in one word it would be: exaggerated. This look definitely qualifies.
Let’s see who else took their look to the level of theater.
There are certain people who embody camp and Katy Perry is, well, in that camp. This Moschino chandelier look (that weighed 40 pounds) embraced the theme and became walking art.
I really appreciated those attendees who didn’t simply opt to look pretty or perfect by playing it safe, but instead went weird and wonderful:
Make-up games were also strong last night. My favorite detail was the exaggerated eyelashes.
Pink - especially of the bubblegum variety, played the biggest color role on the carpet (which was also pink!). My favorite example as far as it supported the camp theme was Kasey Musgraves serving a full-on Barbie look:
Many managed to look pretty AND dial up their own personal styles to a degree befitting the theme:
Let’s peep a few more folks who nailed the theme in large part because their lives are synonymous with the idea of camp:
Bravo! Overall I felt the attendees understood and executed the theme quite well this year. I can’t wait to see more camp this weekend when I head to the Met to view the show live.