The 2019 Met Gala in New York City was bound to deliver even more over-the-top fashion moments, and it did not disappoint.
The theme of this Year’s Met Gala 2019 Costume Exhibition is “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” No, not camp as in sleeping bags and tents, but camp as in exaggerated fashion. The exhibit is inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay that defines camp as “love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.”
Camp fashion can be humorous, ironic, or simply extreme in its nature, meaning you can already expect Lady Gaga and Rihanna to slay this year’s red carpet.
Featuring both men’s and womenswear, the Met’s “Camp: Notes on Fashion” exhibition will feature over 200 pieces of fashion, along with sculptures, paintings, and drawings from the 17th century through today. The works of designers from Virgil Abloh to Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Rei Kawakubo, Mugler, Bob Mackie, Karl Lagerfeld, and more will be featured in the exhibit. Fresh off the Couture Week runways, the Viktor & Rolf slogan couture gowns that sparked an endless stream of memes will also be on display.
On fashion’s biggest night, Miley Cyrus showed off a decidedly stripped-down look on social media.
The 26-year-old star turned heads by posting a topless photo of herself on Twitter as she documented her preparation to attend the 2019 Met Gala. The singer spent most of Monday getting ready for the star-studded event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. However, she took time out of her day to pose on what appears to be her hotel bed wearing only some polka dot leggings.
In addition to showing off her toned body ahead of the big event, Cyrus also sported a new haircut, which appears to have been freshly done prior to the photo being taken. She had long blonde hair and bangs as she looked seductively at the camera with her arms covering her breasts while preparing to don her final outfit for the evening.
The polka dot leggings made their way to the Met Gala red carpet as Cyrus stuck to the “camp” theme by wearing a green and black sequin dress that cut high on her thigh with platform boots. On her right side, the dress stuck out to the side like a piece of folding paper. She credited designer Saint Laurent for her fashion.
This is hardly the first time that Cyrus has used social media to strip down for her fans. She commemorated the Easter holiday by posting an older topless photo of herself with bunnies covering her nipples as well as some more-current sexy snaps. Prior to that, she posed naked in the desert to announce she was “ready to party” for festival season.
It is obvious that Lady Gaga knows how to make a grand entrance. The “A Star is Born” actress kicked off the annual Met Gala in New York City on Monday with Four outfit changes on the carpet, her first look being a Brandon Maxwell-designed neon pink cape dress, which featured an extra-long train. The 33-year-old Oscar-winning singer accessorized with an oversized matching-colored bow in her hair.
The One Directioner, who is co-hosting the event in New York City, arrived with Gucci creative director, Alessandro Michele, who is also co-chairing the evening.
Kim Kardashian has made her grand entrance to the 2019 Met Gala, wearing a skin-tight dress nude dress that may or may not defy the laws of physics. The reality star showed up to the event wearing a nude, body-hugging Mugler dress that made her waist nearly invisible, dripping in beads and sequins. Her husband Kanye West, on the other hand, laid low in a black jacket and pants.
Overall, a wonderful array of textures, designs, colors and cultures, amongst a spectrum of stars.
Hard as it may be to keep up with social media fashion trends, there’s no denying that TikTok has had a huge impact on what we consume, how we live, and how we dress. With TikTok dominating the scene, we are bound to encounter an abundance of trends for every style and budget. Some of the most viral lately, like the Coastal Grandmother trend might require you to incorporate a lot of new items into your wardrobe. However, there are also one-item trends, like the ironic totes or the 90s mini skirt.
Below are some of the most popular trends now, which are bound to go viral.