The theme for 2019’s Met Gala has been announced and it might be the most outrageous one yet.
Next year’s theme is ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’. The term ‘Camp’ in this senses refers to exaggerated fashion.
According to the New York Times, next year’s Met exhibition is inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay that defines camp as “love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration”.
Andrew Bolton, Costume Institute curator, told the New York Times., “We are going through an extreme camp moment, and it felt very relevant to the cultural conversation to look at what is often dismissed as empty frivolity but can be actually a very sophisticated and powerful political tool, especially for marginalised cultures. Whether it’s pop camp, queer camp, high camp or political camp – Trump is a very camp figure – I think it’s very timely.”
The theme definitely suits the hosts for the hosts, Lady Gaga and Harry Styles who are also eccentric in their fashion choices.