Every year, the theme of the Met Gala is what determines how the celebrities dress for the annual gala. And, just like the elaborate event, the theme is just as exorbitant.
What is Met Gala? The gala is an annual fundraising event that is done for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. The gala is attended by top international celebrities.
Each year the event includes a cocktail hour and a formal dinner, but the theme sets the tone. There have been different themes from 2018's Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination theme, 2016's Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology theme to the 1971 Fashion Plate theme.
This year's theme was camp. Celebrities were asked to come in their campest styles. Confused right? According to dictionary definition, the word camp means a man or his manner being ostentatious and extravagant. It could also mean being deliberately exaggerated and theatrical in style.
The theme was inspired by Susan Sontag’s iconic essay in 1964. The notes describes camp as the essence of “love of the unnatural, artifice and exaggeration.
With this theme, there are some celebrities that really gave their all for their campest styles. Legit.ng has compiled a list explaining why they had the best campest styles.
1) Exaggerated self-love:
Jared Leto gave us self-love in exaggerated style by coming with a replica of his won head dressed in red Gucci ensemble and crystal harness.
2) Exaggerated paparazzi:
Ezra Miller's face make of the many eyes basically describes how the world watches stars. So many eyes on you on the red carpet and off it.
Janelle Monae told her story in exaggeration through her style. She has so many responsibilities and puts on many hats whenever she has to. These hats represents her as a singer, songwriter, producer and actress.
4) Exaggerated rapper lifestyle:
Cardi B came through dripping in an exaggerated fashion of her lifestyle. Her voluminous dress pointed out her curvy figure and the parts of her body that she loves to show off to the world.
5) Fairytale theatrics:
Zendaya and Katy Perry's style for the Met showed fairytale theatrics
Katy Perry looks like a real life Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast Disney movie
We could be wrong about the thoughts behind each look as the stars never explained what inspired their looks. However, that's how best we could describe some of these great looks based on the Met Gala theme.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier published a post showing the photos of celebrities at this year's gala. The photos portrayed the best dressed celebrities that walked the red carpet at the elegant and extravagant event.
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