Honestly, I was worried that no MET Gala would ever be in a position to main final year’s Heavenly Bodies. I’m not going to go so far as to say that 2019’s Camp: Notes on Style is now the theme to beat, but man was it entertaining to watch. It is a decidedly hard and subjective theme to take on, which made each and every and just about every seem unabashedly genuine.
I’m going to go ahead and state the apparent: Billy Porter made the entrance of the evening. There is absolutely nothing at all further theatrical than receiving carried into a celebration on a golden throne with gilded wings (courtesy of The Blonds) to match.
If there a single guest could be counted on to carry the weight of the evening on her shoulders, it’d have to be Lady Gaga – and she did not disappoint. All four (four!) of her Brandon Maxwell seems have been decidedly on theme.
Elle Fanning and Kacey Musgraves have been the campy Barbies of my dreams, when Saoirse Ronan graced us with the extremely excellent in sophisticated extravagance.
If it comes down to colour (and why wouldn’t it?) Lupita Nyong’o and Cara Delevingne took candy-coated camp to the intense.
It is a tall order to try and make sparkle special at an occasion like the MET Gala, but Celine Dion in Oscar de la Renta did just that. On the subject of sparkle, Kim Kardashian was absolutely dripping wet with crystals in possibly the excellent special influence of the evening.
Even though the guys have been mostly as boring as usual – can we please just ban normal tuxes presently? – Ryan Murphy in Christian Siriano further than made up for the rest of the disappointing menswear of the evening. But the correct hero of the evening for the guys was Jared Leto. It is genuinely really hard to main the dude who shows up carrying his individual head.
As in most troubles, if you are not incredibly initial, you are final and the undisputed camp champs have got to be Gemma Chan in Tom Ford and Ezra Miller in Burberry.
Only 364 days till the subsequent 1.