First Monday in May MET GALA 2019: CAMP FASHION

A model wears a creation for the Viktor and Rolf Spring/Summer 2019 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, Wednesday Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Only three days away from the First Monday in May, which marks not only the opening of an exhibition but the hottest fashion evening with a cause. This year the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute spring exhibition is Camp: Notes on Fashion. The theme is inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on Camp, which examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.

The annual Met Gala is scheduled for Monday, May 6, 2019 chaired by Gucci, creative director Alessandro Michele (the brand is an event sponsor), Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, Harry Styles, Lady Gaga and Serena Williams. With an interesting theme in the spirit of Susan Sontag’s essay, which provide an opportunity for this year celebrity attendees a chance to break free from the traditional garb to embrace Camp’s belief that style is everything. It will be interesting to watch the celebrity stylists to the stars interpretation of Camp. I believe her point is to tone done the seriousness of fashion and beauty. However, on the bright side at least Susan lists 58 meticulous bullet points in the essay to guide celebrities and influencers in their look of choice for the evening.

One thing is for sure, I will be watching my social media time line on the First Monday in May to catch all the fashion entail.

Inside Susan Sontag’s essay she quotes irish poet Oscar Wilde, One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art. 


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