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.