The first Monday in May has always been the most-awaited fashion event as the New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts its annual Costume Institute Gala.
This year’s theme, Camp: Notes on Fashion, was inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp.” Before you check out some of the most outlandish looks that walked the red carpet, let’s define what “camp” is, shall we? (No, it doesn’t refer to that outdoor activity.) According to Sontag, “Camp is a certain mode of aestheticism. It is one way of seeing the world as an aesthetic phenomenon.” She notes that, “the way of Camp, is not in terms of beauty, but in terms of the degree of artifice, of stylization.”
Now that we’ve sorted that out, enjoy scrolling (not trolling) through the rest of the page!