Met Gala 2019: Year of the Camp

For this year’s theme, Camp: Notes on Fashion designers and celebrities alike put on quite the show, embracing the flamboyant, vivaciousness that is camp; “camp” (not to be confused with the activity camping) is known in the fashion world as any ensemble or garment representing “exaggeration”. To me, this screams anything Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Madonna, etc. the all-stars that “go big or go home” and never shy away from making the boldest statement on the carpets. Coined by writer Susan Sontag, camp is described as “love of the unnatural”, so very elusive and very eccentric fashions not typically seen on the carpets. The dominating color this year: Schiaperelli “Shocking Pink” which created a fun-filled, vibrant playfulness throughout the gala, while still appearing chic and elegant. The best entrance of the entire decade would definitely have to go to, the queen of Camp, Lady Gaga, who descended upon the carpet with her balloon-like gorgeous gown, twirling in light, dramatic circles, as she was fanned by men in tuxedos. Then, literally 5 minutes later, disrobed to show of her sleek black gown coupled with a Mary Poppin’s style umbrella, once again made a third outfit change to a body-hugging Barbie-like gown, coupled with bedazzled sunglasses, and then undressed to show off a fourth look, complete in black, bedazzled lingerie! Wow, I am floored not just by the seamless outfit changes, but also by the complete adoption of “camp”, with her magical performance on the “Pink Carpet”. This year’s Met Gala, saw golden embellishments, soft and rosy pinks, lots and lots of tulle, and some heavy metallics! This was truly my favorite year to date, thanks to the avant-garde theme encouraging the stars to really break outside of their comfort zone and embrace the gaudy and the eccentric, a truly show-stopping night that will never be forgotten.

2019 Met Gala “Camp: Notes on FashionBest Dressed:

  1. Cardi B
A literal showstopper in dazzle me red custom gown by: Thom Browne

2. Zendaya

The Belle of the Ball in this stunning blue number by the lovely Tommy Hilfiger, reminiscient of the ball gown in the famous Disney classic, Cinderella.

3. Emily Ratajowski

This gave me complete angel vibes, from head to toe, as Emily waltzed up the stairs in this Dundas gown, leaving little to interpretation. Love love the amount of skin, and I am forever in love with this glamorous headpiece.

4. Katy Perry

Singer Katy Perry quite literally “lit up the stage” when she dazzled the carpets in this beaming, fluorescent ensemble, resembling a glorious chandelier, by the amazing visionary, Moschino

5. Jared Leto

Never one to disappoint or shy away from drama, actor/singer Jared Leto donned this unforgettable ensemble created by none other than Gucci

6. Madeleine Petsch

The gorgeous Riverdale redhead wowed in this minty gown, inspired by candy wrapping done by the incredible, Jimmy Choo

7. Celine Dion

One word: AMAZING. Designer: Oscar de la Renta

8. Candice Swanepoel

Tiffany blue goodness done by the ever-talented Prabal Gurung, whose designs are always full of life and vivaciousness, and packed with gorgeous colors

9. Lucy Boynton

Ethereal: Screen star Lucy awakened her inner fairy as she slipped into a light pink feathered gown and debuted her new blue tresses
This Prada dress evoked the most whimsical campy vibes I had ever seen; I loved the cool, jewel tones and especially the blue-turqoise hair making the perfect accessory

10. Lena Waithe

Simple and chic, while still using her platform to make a statement regarding the influence of African American drag queens on the night’s camp theme of exaggeration, screenwriter Lena Waithe shines in a custom-made Pyer Moss

11. Lizzo

Singer Lizzo amazes in Shocking Pink

Question of the day:

Which of these looks would you dare to wear?

References

  1. https://www.whowhatwear.com/met-gala-red-carpet-2019/slide3
  2. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6999439/Met-Gala-2019-Lucy-Boynton-channels-inner-fairy-feathered-gown.html

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Come one, come all! Thank you so much for stopping by! My name is Arin Yasmine Abasi and I'm 22 years old, currently attending the University of Georgia for Fashion Merchandising. My life is always full of energy coming from a very large family with 4 younger siblings and being Nigerian where everyone is your cousin or your aunt (even if you don't know them). I'm a senior at the University of Georgia and I cannot wait to dip my toes into the world of beauty and everything cosmetics in general once I graduate in the spring of '20! Here's a peek into my multi-colored, rainbow universe, filled with tons of excitement and color!!

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