Back In Time: The Met Camp Fashion 2019

First Monday of May and my Instagram feed is missing all the action from the celebrities getting ready for the met gala. although the met has been postponed for later this year, it feels like a negative space deep in my heart. one thing is certain, last year’s camp-themed gala was on for the history books!  

It is always hard to determine who brought the styling skills to the next level when it comes to Met Gala. It takes a team of beauty, fashion, and hair savvies to elaborate flawlessly a full look that will become embodied in history. Last year’s theme CAMP was so exquisite just by the fact that it was mind-bending to describe and even harder to recreate a look that is not as common as you would think. Anything -really, anything- could go both ways with the hopes of a successful CAMP look or -like Ariana Grande would say- thank you, NEXT!

The million-dollar question is, what does CAMP means? CAMP is the love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration, style at the expense of content, the triumph of the epicene style, elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, excess, extravagance, nostalgia, and exaggeration. -Lady Gaga’s interpretation of Notes On Camp by Susan Sontag. IRL, this definition describes everything I get to see at a drag show!

Shall we start presenting the best red carpet CAMP looks of 2019? I will answer that for you, AB-SO-LUTE-LY!

Sublime Luster

Billy Porter in The Blonds
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Ella Balinska in Tory Burch
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Gemma Chan and Tom Ford in TF
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Awkwafina in Altazurra
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Gigi Hadid in Custom Michael Kors
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Celine Dion in Oscar de la Renta
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Waggish Feathers

Hamish Bowles in Maison Margiela
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Anna Wintour
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Naomi Campbell in Valentino
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Yara Shahidi in Prada
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Lizzo in Marc Jacobs
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Winnie Harlow in Tommy Hilfiger
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Colour Extravaganza

Wendi Murdoch in Mary Katranzou
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Dua Lipa Versace
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Lupita Nyong’o in Versace
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Hailee Steinfeld Viktor & Rolf
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All About -That- Hair

Ciara in Dundas
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Indya Moore in Louis Vuitton
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Tessa Thompson in Channel Haute Couture
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Masters Of Camp

Ezra Miller in Burberry
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Sophie von Haselberg and Bette Midler in Michael Kors Collection
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Diane von Furstenberg
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Amy Fine Collins in Thom Browne
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Cara Delevinge in Christian Dior
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Tracee Ellis Ross in Moschino by Jeremy Scott
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Katy Perry in Moschino
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Janelle Monae in Christian Siriano
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Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke in Christopher Kane
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THEATRICAL Layers

Josephine Skriver in Jonathan Simkhai
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Aquaria in Maison Margiela
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Isabelle Boemeke and Joe Gebbia
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Jourdan Dunn in Zac Posen
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Fashion Regal

Deepika Padukone in Zac Posen
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Ryan Murphy in Christian Siriano
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Florence Welch in Gucci
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