The Met Gala 2019

Anna Wintour wearing the late Karl Lagerfeld’s design as a tribute to her friend.
Cole Sprouse stops to smell the roses.

Each year, the Met Gala dazzles the world with fashion that is freeing. From styles that embody ultra-glamour at its finest, to the more obscure, to the outright beguiling.

The Costume Institute always hosts the event with a theme. This year’s theme, “camp,” may have caused quite a bit of confusion with the mainstream media and even with attendees (my initial thought was ‘will someone dress as a tent?’) and then the realization quickly set in that “camp” refers to a type of fashion.

Despite the theme, guests do not need to truly adhere to it, and that can even be a responsive way to interact with the theme. For example, Kylie Jenner wore an all-black Alexander Wang gown last year which did not fall into the Catholic theme.

My personal favorite look this year was worn by Kacey Musgraves, who became Barbie in real life wearing Moschino. The idea was Met perfection; she followed the camp theme and took it one step further by embodying a character so perfectly. Moschino has had a long-standing relationship with Mattel and have created lines of Barbie-themed clothing and accessories, as well as a limited-edition Moschino Barbie.

Recently, Barbie has been portrayed by a number of public figures. Most notably, Kylie Jenner dressing as her for a photo shoot. Ms. Musgraves took it to a new level of Barbie perfection.

Kacey Musgraves wearing Moschino and bringing Barbie to life.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition begins on May 9 – September 8, 2019.
Zendaya dressed as Cinderella in Tommy Hilfiger.
Hailey Bieber matches the pink carpet in Alexander Wang.
Camila Morrone wearing Elie Saab.
Billy Porter entering as Cleopatra.
Billy Porter appears as a Nike-like figure wearing The Blonds.
Emily Ratatjowski as another striking Nike-like figure wearing Peter Dundas in homage to Cher.

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