For fashionistas and fashion forward fellows, “fashion’s biggest night out” – better known as the Met Gala – is easily the most wonderful time of year.
A costume party that doubles as a fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City, the outing is an annual assembly of Hollywood’s “who’s who” to show off some truly outrageous and over-the-top ensembles courtesy of top named and well respected designers. As history has seen jaws dropped courtesy of gowns adorned by the likes of Rihanna, Beyonce, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and many more, this year’s exhibition – christened ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ – promises no different.
Hosted by eccentric Pop diva Lady Gaga, the theme is reportedly inspired by a 1964 essay by famed novelist and filmmaker Susan Sontag that defines the term “camp” as “love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.”
Mother Monster wasted no time embracing this, premiering a four-in-one ensemble!
Curious to see who turned heads with their odes to the theme? Look inside to see: