Met Gala 2019: Celebrities reveal their ‘campest’ looks on the red carpet (PHOTOS)
The Met Gala, an annual benefit event for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, is considered one of the world’s biggest fashion events.
It is known for its exclusive guest list, its expensive tickets and – most of all – its extravagant outfits, based on a different theme each year.
This year, that theme was Camp: Notes on Fashion – to coincide with an upcoming exhibition at the Met, inspired by photographer Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay, Notes on Camp.
The outfits this year will therefore, like the exhibition, be based on “irony, humour, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality and exaggeration”.
And showing everyone how it was done at the very start of the night was singer Lady Gaga, who arrived in a billowing pink outfit which was not quite what it seemed at first glance.
Lady Gaga, one of the event’s co-hosts, arrived in a billowing pink outfit..
Which opened up to reveal a black gown, her second outfit…
Which was then cast aside in favour of Lady Gaga’s third outfit, a slim-fitting pink gown
…Which she then took off, to reveal her final outfit
Serena Williams, who is also co-hosting, arrived in a neon yellow gown – with matching Nike trainers
Why wear just one hat when you can wear four, like Janelle Monae
Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o smiles for the camera
Actor Michael Urie has gone for two looks in one
Actor Ezra Miller, meanwhile, shows off some very impressive (and unsettling) make-up art
Katy Perry, meanwhile, is dressed as a chandelier