Pin It
Lupita Nyong'o
courtesy of Instagram/@nickbarose

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

Read Next
Cupid Willow Smith
Cupid on the otherworldly beauty looks he created for Willow Smith’s album Beauty news
Sophie Apollonia
Sophie Apollonia on navigating the world of ballet as a woman of colour Beauty Feature
Tom Ford
Tom Ford is launching skincare and you know it’s going to be sexy as hell Beauty news
Beyonce Spirit
Fans think there is a secret message in the hair of Beyoncé's ‘Spirit’ Beauty news
Blood Orange Benzo
Evanie Frausto and Marcelo Gutierrez talk beauty for Blood Orange’s Benzo Beauty Feature
Las Mujeres de Fuego
Watch Fuego Nails’ new film celebrating female empowerment in mythology Beauty Feature
Dunlop Volleys
We need to talk about bacne: meet the Bacne Buster, Pamela Marshall Beauty Feature
Cardi B Reebok
Cardi B’s magic manicure in the new Reebok ad is everything we need Beauty news
Violet Chachki Pat McGrath
Pat McGrath taps Violet Chachki and Liz Hurley’s son Damian for campaign Beauty news
Old Celebrities 1
Billie Eilish and the other celebs doing the #FaceApp Age Challenge Beauty news
Bhasha Mukherjee
Miss England beauty pageant introduces new body positive make-up free round Beauty news
Jeffree Star
First Kylie Jenner now Jeffree Star feuds with Lady Gaga's Little Monsters Beauty news
Derek Ridgers 10
Derek Ridgers on porn, plastic surgery and the changing face of beauty Icons
Kim Kardashian 4D Lift
Meet the woman behind Kim Kardashian’s 4D viral laser neck treatment Beauty Feature
Kylie Jenner
People are accusing Kylie’s “summer body” as the work of plastic surgery Beauty news
adidas grimes stella mccartney collaboration campaign aw19
Grimes shares her workout routine, includes sword-fighting and screaming Beauty news