Met Gala 2019- What’s Camp??

This year the Met Gala was a little confusing for me. First some of the celebrities who usually show up were noticeably absent. Secondly, I didn’t really understand the theme and the celebrities who walked the carpet looked ridiculous at best. I did a little research on understanding what Camp is and the red carpet began to make more sense. Basically Camp: Notes on Fashion is a nod to the quirky, weird, over the top clothing and behavior. It’s an exaggeration of societal norms. Sometimes the fashion is silly or fantasy, always grandiose. It’s a production with passion. The theme comes from an essay written by Susan Sontag. If you’re interested in reading:

https://faculty.georgetown.edu/irvinem/theory/Sontag-NotesOnCamp-1964.html

Below are the fashions that I feel demonstrated Camp the best:

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