LGBT+ celebrities wore some of the best looks spotted at the Met Gala on Monday (May 6).
The annual event is held in support of the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art’s Costume Institute, which this year hosts an exhibition titled “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” based on American author’s Susan Sontag’s 58-page essay Notes on ‘Camp,’ published in 1964.
Met Gala co-chairs wear stunning looks
The Met Gala was chaired as always by US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who was joined by singer Harry Styles, performer Lady Gaga and tennis champion Serena Williams as co-chairs while Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele underwrote the exhibition.
But Lady Gaga too did her best not to be upstaged, presenting not one, not two but four Brandon Maxwell outfits in a Russian doll-style performance of campness on the pink carpet.
Lena Waithe, who already foreshadowed the camp theme at the 2018 Met Gala when she wore a giant LGBT pride cape, made a strong statement with her outfit.
Waithe and designer Kerby Jean-Raymond, also known as Pyer Moss’ Kerbito, wore matching, tailored suits.
“Camp all the way, camping all day.”
— Cara Delevingne
The pin stripe in the Waithe’s suit was created by the lyrics to Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out” song, while the golden buttons represented camp icons to which The Chi writer and producer wanted to pay homage.
“Black drag queens invented camp” Waithe’s suit read at the back.
“I really wanted to make sure my outfit represented black drag queens who really started out this whole camp thing by being over the top and all that jazz,” she told E! News.
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