Courtesy of Johnny Dufort/The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The 2019 Met Gala: “Camp: Notes on Fashion”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute has unveiled the theme of the 2019 Met Gala spring 2019 exhibition: “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” opening May 9, 2019 with the Met Gala on Monday, May 6.

The Met Gala will be co-chaired by Gucci’s Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, alongside Harry Styles, Lady Gaga and Serena Williams.

Credit: Johnny Dufort/The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The exhibition will explore the origins of the camp aesthetic and how it has evolved from a marginalized place to an important influence on mainstream culture. Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp’” provides the framework for the exhibition, which will examine how fashion designers have used their métier as a vehicle to engage with camp in compelling, humorous, and sometimes incongruous ways.

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The @MetCostumeInstitute’s spring 2019 exhibition will be “Camp: Notes on Fashion” opening May 9, 2019 with #MetGala on Monday, May 6. It will explore the origins of the camp aesthetic and how it has evolved from a place of marginality to become an important influence on mainstream culture.  Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp’” provides the framework for the exhibition, which will examine how fashion designers have used their métier as a vehicle to engage with camp in compelling, humorous, and sometimes incongruous ways. // 1. Ensemble, Virgil Abloh (American, born 1980) for Off-White c/o @VirgilAbloh (Italian, founded 2013), pre-fall 2018 2. Shirt, Franco Moschino (Italian, 1950–1994) for House of @Moschino (Italian, founded 1983), spring/summer 1991 ?: Photo © Johnny Dufort, 2018 #TheMet #CostumeInstitute #MetCamp

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