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The absolute campest of camp beauty looks from the Met Gala 2019


TextAlex Peters

Happy camping

The first Monday of every May, a select group of Anna Wintour-approved celebs gather at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in their most resplendent finery to raise money for the MET’s Costume Institute and mark the opening of the year’s headline exhibition.

The theme this year is Camp: Notes on Fashion, an homage to Susan Sontag’s seminal 1964 essay Notes on "Camp", which the exhibition takes as it’s bible. At the heart of camp is “its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.” Camp rejects notions of high art and revels in theatrics, in parody and irony and pastiche. Think gaudy costume pieces, feathers, glitter, tulle, boas. Think Oscar Wilde saying, “everything in moderation, including moderation.”

From Lupita Nyong'o's divine Divine-inspired make-up to Jared Leto holding his own head, Michael Urie's Victor/Victoria transformation to Joan Collins going as her character from Dynasty, here we round-up those people who delivered the most glorious hair-raising, breath-taking (on theme) beauty looks last night.

LADY GAGA

MICHAEL URIE

BILLY PORTER

LUPITA NYONG'O

LIZZO

ELLE FANNING

TRACEE ELLIS ROSS

LILI REINHART

JARED LETO

EZRA MILLER

JANELLE MONAE

AQUARIA

BETTE MIDLER & SOPHIE VON HASELBERG

KACEY MUSGRAVES

DUA LIPA

JOAN COLLINS

LILY COLLINS

HAMISH BOWLES

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