The Met Museum Just Announced the Theme for the 2019 Met Gala

By October 10, 2018Fashion News

A nod to Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay.

A must-attend event in the fashion calendar, the Met Gala combines fashion, art, celebrity culture and often provides a running commentary and memes as fashion lovers and critics take to social media to pass their judgement on who wore what on the revered Met Gala steps.

Following a controversial “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and The Catholic Imagination” theme which saw Rihanna stand out in a Pope-like costume last year, the theme for the 2019 Met Gala will be “Camp: Notes on Fashion” corresponding with the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute spring exhibition. The upcoming theme name is a reference to writer and philosopher, Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on’Camp’,” and is expected to explore “the origins of the camp aesthetic and how it has evolved from a place of marginality to become an important influence on mainstream culture” according to the Met’s official Instagram post.

Alongside US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele and Serena Williams will be co-chairing the event. Expect to see over the top and the most extra of looks at the famous red steps this following May.

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