Fashion | May 08, 2019

Who Wore What At The Met Gala’19?

Camp (superlative adjective – campest): Ostentatiously and extravagantly effeminate. Also, deliberately exaggerated and theatrical in style.

The Met’s 2019 costume exhibition “Camp: Notes on Fashion” was inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay, which defines camp as “Love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration”. Think OTT shapes, theatrical accessories and wonderfully eccentric. The trick to finding the best dressed on the flashy pink carpet is by identifying those who brought fashion along with the ‘camp’.

The outfits this year were, thus, based on "irony, humour, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality and exaggeration".

Lady Gaga

Showing everyone how it's done at the very start of the night was singer Lady Gaga, who showed up in a billowing pink outfit by Brandon Maxwell - which was certainly not what it seemed like at first glance. This later opened into a black gown and was cast aside for a slim fitting pink gown and later, she revealed her sparkly lingerie – which was the final outfit.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Our desi girl rocked it in a sheer metallic gown with feathered trim detailing, custom-made by Dior. Her hubby, Nick, accompanied her in a white suit by Dior Men.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika channelled her inner Barbie and arrived in a pink lurex jacquard gown by Zac Posen with 3D printed embellishments.

Lilly Singh

Youtube sensation Lilly Singh aka Superwoman, made a chic entrance in a dress that seemed to be literally inspired by a flower and accessorized it with long black gloves.

Isha Ambani Piramal

Isha Ambani Piramal looked stunning in a Prabal Gurung Creation! She kept it simple and chic. This lavender gown looks so surreal.

Lupita Nyong’o

From her neon rainbow top to her matching fan bag, she evoked colourful vibrancy.

Carbi B

She wore about ten feet of tulle and silk organza of Thom Browne, topped with 30,000 burned and dyed coque feathers. These were all topped off with a Stephen Jones x Thom Browne hat.

Kylie and Kendall Jenner

They didn’t shy away from the theme and went all out ‘Camp’, donning Versace.

Emily Rajatkowski

This supermodel channelled the ultimate camp icon, Cher, in this bold version of a Bob Mackie dress, complete with a winged headpiece.

Katy Perry

She was a total snack at the gala. And if that wasn’t enough, she visually and literally draped herself in a chandelier. Give it to Katy Perry to be the most dramatic of all, wearing Moschino.

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