The Met Gala’s 2019 theme has been announced, and it’s Camp: Notes on Fashion. The exhibition will be curated by Andrew Bolton and Wendy Yu, and is based on Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on Camp, which defines camp as a “love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration… style at the expense of content.”
Famous examples of camp style include Flash Gordon, Art Nouveau, a theatrical aesthetic, and most Gucci garments designed by Alessandro Michele.
“Whether it's pop camp, queer camp, high camp or political camp - Trump is a very camp figure - I think it's very timely," said Bolton.
Current camp icons Lady Gaga and Harry Styles will be co-chairs of the event along with burgeoning fashionista Serena Williams and Gucci’s Alessandro Michele.