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Met Gala Glams Up for “CAMP”

Floral dresses with purple backdrop

The Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s costume and fashion department has done it again. CAMP: Notes on Fashion is this year’s flamboyant theme – which should not be confused with the outdoor connotation involving marshmallows and canvas tents. The theme is a celebration of the absurd, exaggerated, ironic, and humorous aspects of the fashion world.

Inspired by writer Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay on the ideology of “camp,” the exhibit first traces the origins of “camp” through paintings of King Louis XIV and texts. Visitors are also introduced to “camp” in its various forms through theatricals displays of clothing by fashion designers Jeremy Scott, Bertrand Guyon, Alessandro Michele, and more.

Cardi B fans will also be thrilled to know that the female rapper’s famous Grammy red carpet dress by Thierry Mugler is on display at the exhibition:

Photo by Vivian Wang

The Met Museum is excited to share this exhibition of tasteful extravagance with the public. CAMP: Notes on Fashion is open until September 8, 2019. To learn more about the story behind the exhibit, click here.

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Vivian Wang

Vivian is a travel enthusiast and food connoisseur living in New York City. Her curiosity and passion for languages and culture has taken her across eight countries over the past year. When not working, you can find her meandering in art museums or sampling food at the street markets.

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