The campiest of camps have gathered at The Met.
When The Met announced this year’s theme, people were either excited or confused. Knowing that camp can mean anything at all, the vast selection from which anyone can get inspiration just confuses all our predictions. From recreations of childhood memories to a whole opera house en vogue, the 2019 Met Gala has surpassed our expectations the campiest way possible.
We’d say these women were inspired by childhood icons. Zendaya‘s recreation of a Cinderella transforming to a princess with the help of her fairy godmother treated us with a magical throwback, even leaving a glass slipper behind. It’s too majestic that even Twitter is calling her ‘Zenderella’.
While it isn’t specifically stated, there’s no way we can unsee Katy Perry going for a chandelier moment courtesy of Jeremy Scott—not too far from Bella Hadid and Scott’s infinity stone chic. Thanos may have snapped but Katy Perry snapped harder. It’s safe to say that Katy was too lit for the gala. Oh, and did we mention she turned to an actual burger during the dinner?
Arriving in a pink convertible, smiling like a doll, Kacey Musgraves becomes a real-life Moschino Barbie at the Met Gala. She got almost every detail correct even elevating the look for even better Barbie-esque feel. The similarity is too cunning to even doubt we’ve got the wrong reference for this one.
All eyes are on Ezra Miller at the pink carpet of the 2019 Met Gala—literally. Makeup artist Mimi Choi put a grotesque twist on Miller’s custom Burberry by Ricardo Tisci by adding a few more eyes here and there. The more you look, the trippier (and creepier) it gets.
Jared Leto didn’t only don Gucci, the actor also borrowed the brand’s concept for its Fall/Winter 2018 show with head replicas on the model’s hands. Yes, Jared was accompanied by his own head to the ball. He wasn’t so selfish as he even let Shawn Mendez borrow it for a moment. What’s most intriguing though is that his head replica looks a lot more like Keanu Reeves—would you agree?
In a world where people only either dress as men or women, we find Michael Urie who fuses both in one look. Who needs a date when you can be your own date for any ball. Wearing this custom Christian Siriano has given Urie the power to uphold queerness in his very own way.
Grand, Gold, Glamour
Ryan Murphy channels his inner Elton John with his custom Christian Siriano. No, we’re not talking about Rocketman. We’re talking literal glitz in the pink carpet as he walks in rose gold cape.
Katy Perry might be a chandelier but Jordan Roth just beat her at grandeur by bringing a theater right at the steps of The Met. The custom Iris Van Herpen was a complete reflection of who Roth is, displaying his passion in both fashion and theater.
One of the most extra entrances is by the one and only Billy Porter. Displaying “Old Testament Realness” as the actor would call it, the look transcends last year’s and this year’s themes. But it doesn’t stop at entrance. Channeling his inner Peregrine Falcon, Porter embraced the power of the fastest bird in the world, gold wings spread saying “this is my moment, my territory.”