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The next Met Ball theme is ‘Camp’, and Harry Styles is hosting

Next year’s Costume Institute exhibition will feature work from the likes of Gucci, Vaquera, Moschino, and more

After last year’s Heavenly Bodies exhibition, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced this year’s Costume Institute theme – it’s all about ‘Camp’. 

If you cast your mind back to Rei Kawakubo’s AW18 collection for Comme des Garçons, you might remember that she explored the concept already, taking inspiration from Susan Sontag’s seminal 1964 essay Notes on ‘Camp’.

While the exhibition also takes inspiration from Sontag’s work, the camp factor has been amped-up, and will include work from the likes of John Galliano, Palomo Spain, Moschino (both Jeremy Scott and founder Franco), Jean Paul Gaultier, Vaquera, and Gucci – the latter who acts as the sponsor of this year’s event. 

Elsewhere, Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, Serena Williams, and Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele will act as co-chairs for the Met Ball – to be held on May 6 2019 – alongside Anna Wintour. So, a big night then. While you count down the 208 days until the exhibition opens, you can spend it dreaming about what Rihanna – unofficial Queen of the Met Ball – will turn up in.