We can’t wait for another Met Gala full of extraordinary ensembles. This year’s looks were out-of-this-world gorgeous, and we are honestly thrilled to see what our faves have in store for 2019! Well, we can’t begin assuming without first knowing the theme to the 2019 Met Gala.
To the rescue. The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced on Tuesday that its Costume Institute’s fashion exhibit for spring 2019 is going to be “Camp: Notes on Fashion.”
This exhibition is going to be framed around Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay known as ‘Notes on Camp’ for the Partisan Review, and the essence of camp is the love of artifice, the unnatural, and exaggeration, according to Sontag. So, 2019 Met Gala will be following the same theme.
The event will be co-chaired by Anna Wintour, Serena Williams, Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, and Alessandro Michele. It will be held on Monday, on the 6th of May, 2019.
Picture below: Harry Styles and Lady Gaga, who will be co-chairing the 2019 Met Gala next spring.
The annual fundraising Gala, internationally known as the Met Gala, has always raised the curiosity of the audience. The themes of the event have always required from the A-listed guests to show their most extraordinary and creative self.
Last year, the theme was: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”, this year, however, it will be “Camp: Notes on Fashion”. But what exactly is camp? Well, it’s in correlation to Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay for the Partisan Review, “Notes on ‘Camp”, and it’s reportedly a very influential writing that introduced camp as a concept to mainstream culture. More specifically, in her essay, she talked about camp as a ‘sensibility’ that rejects aesthetic judgment on a scale of good to bad. She wrote:
Camp is playful, anti-serious…
She said that it celebrates “style’ over ‘content,’ ‘aesthetics’ over ‘morality,’ and ‘irony’ over ‘tragedy.” She listed women’s clothing in the 20s, such as feather boas, or beaded dresses, as one example of camp.
“Camp: Notes on Fashion,” will explore the origins of camp as an aesthetic, its evolution from the margins of society to the mainstream, as well as the influence it had in the fashion world, according to Met’s website.
People took to Twitter to express their excitement over the announcement. See below:
LADY GAGA, HARRY STYLES, AND SERENA WILLIAMS AS CO-CHAIRS OF A CAMP-THEMED MET GALA IS THE GIFT WE NEED AND DESERVE
— Ashley Spencer (@AshleyySpencer) October 9, 2018
Excited about our faves as co-chairs? Yes. Me too!
i will be thinking about harry styles, lady gaga, and serena williams co-chairing the met gala from now until may.
if u need anything else from me i’m busy.
— Whitney Medworth (@its_whitney) October 9, 2018
i just started convulsing at my desk because the next met gala will be co-chaired by lady gaga and harry styles and the theme is susan sontag’s ‘notes on camp’!!!!!!
— #BrittanySpanos (@ohheybrittany) October 9, 2018
Let’s hope it becomes May 6th in the blink of an eye, because…
dont talk to me unless its about harry styles co-hosting a camp themed met gala with lady gaga and serena williams
— bianca robles (@biancaxrobles) October 10, 2018
Let’s hope we don’t lose faith in fashion…
If nobody dresses for this camp-themed Met Gala as Mimi Imfurst’s Leigh Bowery-inspired space look, I will lose all faith in fashion.
— Joe Reid (@joereid) October 9, 2018
The theme for the next met gala is camp and I couldn’t be more excited
— sofia (@sofianarkis) October 9, 2018
Hey, Harry never fails to impress.
I literally can’t get over Harry co-hosting the met gala and the theme is CAMP. I’m going to scream so loud on that day when I see his outfit.
— Laura ◟̽◞̽ (@LTBuzzin) October 10, 2018
Obliterated? Hmm, nice choice of word. Accurate even.
THE TWO BIGGEST ICONS HOSTING THE MET GALA WHEN ITS THEME IS CAMP? I AM NO LONGER ON THIS EARTH I CANNOT WAIT LIKE IMAGINE THE LOOKS THE OUTFITS THE BANTER I AM OBLITERATED
— bri hernandez 🕸 (@ithinkitsbri) October 9, 2018
And the jokes have already started rolling. Tbh, seems like this would be me.
*at the 2019 met gala*
THEY TOLD ME THE THEME WAS CAMP pic.twitter.com/Yoyl3f7WGP
— gabe brujería-gado (@gabebergado) October 9, 2018
Any thoughts? Additions? Let us know in the comments section below. Oh, and also tell us whose look are you most looking forward to see. We’ll be reading!
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