Style | | May 07, 2019


This year’s Met Gala theme was “Camp: Notes on Fashion, an aesthetic that calls for kitschy exaggeration and a self-aware sense of humour.


And for the celebrities that received a coveted invite to one of the most star-studded events of the year, basically, it’s a theme that meant the crazier you looked, the better.


With Rihanna, the uncontested Queen of the Met Gala sitting this year out, there was plenty of opportunity to steal the spotlight this time around.


Take a look at some of the wildest looks from this year’s Met Gala.



Lady Gaga




As if we’d expect anything less. Gaga decided to walk the pink carpet in four (!) different looks. Peeling off layer after layer, she had a distinct performance ready for each outfit that took advantage of multiple props including an umbrella, a vintage cell phone, and a wagon filled with champagne bottles. Is there anything campier than writhing on the iconic Met steps in nothing but a bra, panties, and cartoonishly large fake lashes?



Billy Porter




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Billy was probably Lady Gaga’s only real competition when it came to having the most over-the-top entrance. Not only did he show up in an opulent Egyptian-inspired look, he was also literally carried into the venue by six shirtless men while reclining on a velvet chaise lounge.



Janelle Monae



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We can always trust Janelle Monae to sport a fully-realized concept every time she steps on a red carpet, and the Met Gala was no exception. She came camp-ready this year with six hats and four eyes.



Cardi B




Cardi is never afraid of taking a risk on the red carpet. Seeing her in a dress with a train long enough to take up an entire staircase on a night all about fashion extravagance just feels correct.



Kacey Musgraves




Kacey Musgraves has pretty much built a career on playing up the camp aspects of traditional country western. So, to keep us on our toes, she decided to swerve out of her lane a bit, showing up as a life-size Malibu Barbie. In true Barbie girl fashion, she even rode in precariously perched on top of a pink convertible, which is the commitment we’re looking for.



Katy Perry




Dressed as a human chandelier, Katy couldn’t even lower her arms the entire time she was on the carpet. To complete her transformation into a Caesar’s Palace lighting fixture, Katy even had battery packs hidden in her garment to keep it illuminated. You know a theme is good when this isn’t the craziest outfit of the night.



Ezra Miller




Camp is supposed to be a little disorienting, so we knew Ezra came on theme when he removed his creepy prosthetic mask on the carpet to reveal a seven-eyed face.



Lupita Nyong’o



Lupita seemed to embrace the “more is more” approach when she tackled this year’s theme and it could not have turned out any better. From the gold combs in her hair to the star-point star patterned dress to the rainbow-coloured wings, this was the perfect year to go for controlled chaos.



Jared Leto




Jared showed up with the year’s hottest new accessory under his arm: your own disembodied head!



Frank Ocean




This outfit stood out for just how unremarkable it was. In a year where everyone was wearing the craziest looks they could find, Frank decided on a dress shirt and tie, black shoes, and a Prada jacket. No complaints here. We’re just happy he’s happy.


If your senses still aren’t overloaded, Takashi Murakami has an exhibit coming to Sydney. 



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