The Met Gala is the biggest event on the fashion event calendar, with many over the years likening it to the Oscars. Each year, the gala event is based around a theme and next year’s has just been revealed.
The 2019 Met Gala theme is “Camp: Notes on Fashion“. But what exactly does that mean? Speaking with Vogue UK, Andrew Bolton, the lead curator of the event, explained that it is “the love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration… style at the expense of content…the triumph of the epicene style.” Still confused? He continues, “Camp has become increasingly more mainstream in its pluralities — political camp, pop camp, the conflation of high and low, the idea that there is no such thing as originality.”
He notes that a key quote the fash pack will undoubtedly reference when beginning their search for the perfect outfit is Oscar Wilde’s “One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.”
This year’s event is being sponsored by Gucci and Alessandro Michele will act as a co-chair for the evening alongside Harry Style, Serena Williams and Lady Gaga.
Looks like we’ll be in for some unforgettable outfits.