Met Gala 2019's Greatest Looks!
If we collected money each and every time we google searched or asked around about the theme of the Met Gala this year, we would afford to get a five-figured ticket next year. The question posed in the lead-up to the 2019 Met Gala “What is Camp?” both baffled and was received with bewilderment from many.
Even though the concept of “Camp” is actually kind of vague and can mean a lot of different things, one thing is for certain though, it was used by attendees as an excuse to throw caution to the wind and take risks. Most attendees used the theme and went crazy with color and texture and prints.
The Met Gala’s attendees only had one task leading up the event, they had to dress to the year’s them, Camp: Notes on Fashion. It seems from some of the outfits the attendees wore that there was some confusion, but others had no problems in pulling all the stops with their looks. The got the theme of Camp, where their looks had to be over the top, tacky, original and uniquely beautiful. Read on to find out about the best looks from Last Monday’s Met Gala.
Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell
After seeing her look, it looked as if Lady Gaga has been waiting on and training for this theme her entire career. As we all know, Lady Gaga isn’t a stranger to weird and quirky outfits, and last Monday, The Star is Born’s star didn’t disappoint. The self-appointed queen of Camp wore four looks in 15 minutes and managed to pull of the flare and theatrics with each look One of her outfits was designed by Designer Brandon Maxwell. We’re sure both of them were incredibly proud of the moment.
Billy Porter in The Blonds
Billy Porter is another person who had his share of weird and quirky yet endearing outfits. You'll recall that less than three months ago, on Oscars night, Billy Porter casually stole the red carpet in a custom Christian Siriano tuxedo gown. And you'd better believe Porter did not come to play on the Met Gala carpet this evening, where he made his entrance fully dressed as an Egyptian pharaoh. Inspired by Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra, Porter, who made an entrance right after Gaga, took our breath away as he was carried in by Broadway actors. The Pose star jumped from his bed and showed off in a beautiful bird inspired look. His look was a custom The Blonds Cat-suit, with 10-foot wings and 24-karat gold headpiece. Make no mistake, Porter’s look is one that’s definitely for the history books.
Janell Monae in Christian Siriano
Using Salvador Dali and Picasso as clear inspiration, Christian Siriano’s approach to Janell Monae’s gown was definitely surreal. Clearly, it was made for the event, and there was even a blinking eye to acutely capture the peak camp effect.
Anna Wintour in Chanel
Anna Wintour made an entrance that’s fitting for someone as important and affluent as herself. Wintour who paid a very clear tribute to the late fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld by wearing a gown designed by the late former Chanel creative director in the Met Gala 2019.
Promising everyone a dress that literally done with feathers, Wintour didn’t disappoint when she entered the gala with a custom Chanel feathered pink and black cape with a floral beaded gown, Wintour later revealed that the Dress was the designed by Lagerfeld himself before his untimely death earlier this year in February
Lupita Nyong’o in Versace
Two words sum up Lupita Nyong’o’s Versace Met Gala 2019 look: “wildly
Lupita’ Nyong’o’s ensemble for the 2019 Met Gala 2019 can only be summed up in two words: “Wildly Wonderful”.
According to the actress’s stylist, they’ve started working closely with Donatella Versace a couple of months ago to unveil the “Camp” Dress code. They later defined it as “Exaggerated, Grand and Theatrical”.
Taking the Late French Queen’s Marie Antoinette as an endearing influence, Lupita Nyong’o reimagined the flair of the late French Queen for thestrics in a frothy, fluorescent rainbow Versace gown and radically idiosyncratic beauty.
There were her glossy licorice lips and cancelled-out brows, retraced extra-high and pencil-thin by makeup artist Nick Barose, who then used the extra space to saturate her lids in metallic rose and silver glitter.
Saoirse Ronan in Gucci
Irish actress Saoirse Ronan is no stranger to the red carpet. From the Oscars and the Golden Globes to film festivals and fashion awards, the Carlow native has gone from strength to strength in her red carpet style. Last night, at the 2019 Costume Institute Gala, the Mary Queen of Scots actress went a step further wearing one of her most daring looks yet. The full-length Gucci gown with exaggerated shoulders and dragon detailing looked worthy of Game of Thrones and was one of the most outstanding looks on the night.
And that's saying something when you think of Lady Gaga and Billy Porter's ensembles.
Cardi B in Thom Browne
Let's be real: it couldn't be a campy occasion without Cardi B. She went the unexpected route, wearing a down-filled dress layered in oxblood tulle and silk organza, complete with an almost 10-feet long train. With hand-embroidered bugle bead detailing, 44-carat Stefere ruby nipples, and 30,000 burned and dyed coque feathers, the dress took 35 people and over 2,000 hours to create. A crystal encrusted bugle bead headpiece (made in collaboration with Stephen Jones) topped off the look.
Kylie and Kendall Jenner in Versace
A huge part of current camp culture derives inspiration from the iconic stage looks Bob Mackie made for Cher. It's clear that Kylie and Kendall Jenner took a page from his playbook, going with all the glitz, glam, and feathers for the evening. One could say the Kardashian's are the first family of camp, and this just proves it.
Celine Dion in Oscar de la Renta
Despite her initial confusion, Celine Dion killed this red carpet. Part show girl, part fringe queen, Dion is the definition of camp.
Kacey Musgraves in Moschino
Clearly inspired by Barbie, the campiest doll we know, Musgraves looked beautiful and bonkers at the same time. If that's not camp I don't know what is.
Joan Collins in Valentino
The Dynasty actress helped usher camp sensibilities into modern day TV. Just showing up as herself is enough to land her on any best dressed list.