The Met’s ‘Camp’ costume exhibit is extra and we love it

The Met's 'Camp' costume exhibit is extra and we love it

The new exhibit celebrates everything camp (Picture: EPA)Yesterday was the first Monday in May. And we all know what that means.
The great and good of the celeb world don their most opulent outfits and strut their stuff at the Met Gala.
The theme for the Met Gala 2019 was ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ – and it proved a tricky and elusive one to master, with some stars missing the mark completely.
The chosen theme for this year’s event is a play on writer Susan Sontag’s seminal essay, ‘Notes on Camp’, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s newest exhibition is set to explore this theme in even more depth.
Sontag’s 1964 essay examines how irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.
Put simply – it’s all about being extra and fun is at the heart of it.

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The exhibit, curated by Andrew Bolton, takes us through more than 250 objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present
The collection is a valiant attempt to define the aesthetic boundaries of the concept of ‘camp’ – if any such boundaries exist. It is an explosion of colour, fabric and wild experimentation – a joyful expression of the exuberance of camp.
Here are some of the highlights:

It’s so colourful! (Picture: EPA)

We don’t know how to wear these flamingos, but we want to try (Picture: EPA)

An iconic look (Picture: EPA)

We are into the rainbow vibes (Picture: EPA)

We could lose days in this exhibit (Picture: EPA)

Dress in Vogue covers? Yes please (Picture: EPA)

It’s fluffy and fabulous (Picture: EPA)

Sailor chic, male crop tops, sequins – we love it (Picture: EPA)Looks like we need to book some flights to New York to check this out for real.
The exhibition takes place from the 9th May – 8th September.
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