A glimpse into the Met Gala of 2018 and what are we expecting from this year’s Met Gala.
Last year, in 2018, the Met Gala followed the theme of “Heavenly bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”. It was co-chaired by Amal Clooney, Rihanna, and Donatella Versace. The event was huge with people taking their own take on the theme and speaking through their fashion and style.
Some even made a statement being the best dressed.
Rihanna, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Ariana Grande, Amal Clooney, Anna Wintour, Travis Scott, and Kylie Jenner, Katy Perry, Priyanka Chopra, Blake Lively, and many more names were amongst the best-dressed.
We are even more excited to see what they wear this year and who turns out to be the best dressed. If you would like to get a detailed glimpse of the Met Gala 2018, click to check out our article here.
Met Gala 2019:
This year, Met Gala will be themed around “Camp: Notes on Fashion”, Not really related to camping though. It will be co-chaired by the singer and actress Lady Gaga, singer Harry Styles, the tennis player Serena Williams, and Gucci’s Creative Director, Alessandro Michele. The Met Gala always takes place on the First Monday of May, which means it will fall on the 6th of May this year.
The Gala brings together big names from the world of Fashion as well as the entertainment industry. From Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lopez to Tom Ford, Miuccia Parda, Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy and many more are on the guest list this year.
Decoding the Theme “Camp: Notes on Fashion”:
The theme is inspired by a 1964 essay called ‘Camp’ written by American Literary Critic Susan Santog. It isn’t something that can be simply explained but how Susan Santog describes it is this: “The essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.”
“Camp is esoteric,” she explains, “something of a private code, a badge of identity even, among small urban cliques… I am strongly drawn to Camp, and almost as strongly offended by it.”
What we are expecting is that ironic, exaggerated and theatrical styles of fashion will be explored by the attendees.
“We are going through an extreme camp moment, and it felt very relevant to the cultural conversation to look at what is often dismissed as empty frivolity but can be actually a very sophisticated and powerful political tool, especially for marginalized cultures,” Andrew Bolton, Costume Institute curator, told the Times. “Whether it’s pop camp, queer camp, high camp or political camp — Trump is a very camp figure — I think it’s very timely.”
The present culture is expected to play a pivotal role in interpreting the theme and the costume designs of the attendees. It is about pushing an idea as far as possible and harnessing the creativity of the ideas. We are looking forward to seeing great works of art in the form of Fashion!