The annual Met Gala that takes place at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on the first Monday of May and is attended by celebrities from around the world, is one of the most highly anticipated events on the international social calendar.
Each year the most famous faces in fashion, film, music and art come together to raise money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and to celebrate the grand opening of its latest annual fashion exhibition.
This year’s theme, Camp: Notes on Fashion, was inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay, which defines camp as “love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.”
With that theme it was expected that attendees would go completely over the top with their pink carpet attire, but even with these high expectations we were still blown away by the level of creativity and experimentation on show.
Here is a list of our most and least favourite looks. Do you agree with our selection?
She casually stripped down like a Russian nesting doll, revealing her 4 layered outfit; unveiling first a black strapless gown, followed by a pink slip dress with a giant toy phone, and finally some very chic lingerie with sparkly tights.
With camp as its theme, this event was basically created for Lady Gaga!
There’s not much to say other than we absolutely love it!
Katy Perry kicked it off with her Beauty and the Beast-inspired Moschino Outfit chandelier dress designed by Jeremy Scott.
And the chandelier was fully-functioning! The highlight of everyone’s night was shutting down the pink carpet’s lights and watching her gown glow! It was stunning.
Not one to avoid controversy, Oscar-winner Jared Leto turned heads in his scarlet-coloured Gucci outfit and unusual accessory… Carrying a model of his own head might be a bit creepy, but personally we admire the boldness.
Looking absolutely stunning in Versace, Dua Lipa’s psychedelic patterns were well suited to the theme. The open skirt and the colours were a clever choice. Bravo!
Our ultimate favourite was Janelle Monae who nailed it in this Christian Siriano.
The Picasso-esque inspired dress complete with peeper which actually blinked its feathered lashes was an absolute eye candy. More than this, the colours and fit suited her perfectly. Well done for winning the night!
OUR LEAST FAVOURITES:
As someone who usually makes a dramatic statement, Miley Cyrus in Yves Saint Laurent was a tad disappointing.
Other than not really fitting the camp theme, the dull colours, hairstyle and accessories resulted in an underwhelming ensemble. This pretty lady could have done much better.
Karlie Kloss made her entrance in a metallic gold dress with a pair of black balloon sleeves by Gucci that seemed to completely miss the theme.
Even worse, she had a last-minute wardrobe malfunction! Her dress ripped and her team had to apply a last minute stitch. We like you Karlie, but we didn’t like the outfit.
Lizzo in Marc Jacobs definitely didn’t make the best choice for her first appearance at the Met Gala. Although the outfit was unusual, the pinkish red was too dull.
She could have easily rocked the pink carpet if the outfit was brighter and had a more satisfying colour scheme.
Gwyneth Paltrow appeared in a pale yellowish Chloé dress that failed to flatter her beautiful figure. The only thing that this dress highlighted was the fact that she had probably forgotten the theme.
RuPaul appeared in an outlandish pant suit by Zaldy.
A fuchsia zebra… Seriously! Why? This is so visually disturbing.
Nicki Minaj went for a pale pink dress by Prabal Gurung.
It was not only a bad choice of colour, the fabric and decoration looked cheap and with the peroxide pink hair to top it all off, this look definitely was a failure.