Met Gala 2019: The campest outfits on the red carpet

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  • It was always going to be tricky to outdo the Met Gala 2018 red carpet, thanks to its religious theme which led Rihanna to dress like the actual Pope.

    However it’s safe to say the celebs have outdone themselves again, taking the Camp: Notes on Fashion and running with it.

    Met Gala Camp theme

    First off, a bit of context. Like previous years, the theme was an extension of the Met’s exhibition, curated by Andrew Bolton and Wendy Yu, around Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on “Camp” which amongst other things describes it as a love of exaggeration. Gucci was the official sponsor, so the fact there would be extravagant and fabulous outfits was a given.

    Met Gala 2019 Lady Gaga

    She pulled off not one, not two, not three but four Brandon Maxwell looks on the red carpet. All within five minutes of arriving on the pink carpet. She arrived in a hot pink ballgown, which she took off to reveal a slightly smaller black ballgown which she took off to reveal a pink column dress, and finally stripping to her black underwear, all whilst using props such as a giant Barbie-style phone,  an umbrella (ella) and then a cocktail trolley. What a performance.

    Met Gala 2019 best dressed

    When the Met Gala red carpet opened, we thought for sure that Lady Gaga was the new Met Gala queen seeing as her four outfits were even better than that Golden Globes dress, but then Celine Dion went and blew everything out of the water in a full Las Vegas showgirl outfit, feather headdress and all and does the woman ever age??!!

    Serena Williams came to serve (sorry), in a bright yellow Versace gown with matching neon Off-White Nike trainers, and Mrs Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan also went pink in a floaty Erdem gown.

    As for the mean, they weren’t too shabby either. Harry Styles teamed his Gucci pussybow blouse with patent heels, whilst Taron Egerton chose a very Elton-esque beaded tuxedo jacket and his Rocketman co-star Richard Madden looked dapper in black. Benedict Cumberbatch wore all-white. Oh, and Jared Leto also carried his own head down the red carpet.

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