Lady Gaga And Harry Styles Are Hosting The 2019 Met Gala

Lewis Collier
October 11, 2018

Trading shrewdly on her name, the high priestess of fashion has managed to turn the event into a can't-miss collision of the creative world from fashion to film to theater to TV to sport - and anyone ready to pay for the $30,000 ticket. Zendaya's Joan of Arc-inspired chain mail and armour gown. Following last year's controversial theme of "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination", which saw Rihanna arrive dressed in a pope outfit, the theme for 2019 will be "Camp: Notes on Fashion".

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute, which the gala benefits, has announced "Camp" will be the theme of their next northern spring exhibition.

The title plays on Susan Sontag's 1964 essay Notes on "Camp", which explored the idea of camp dressing and what flamboyance, fun, frivolity and showmanship all mean to society.

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Gaga, Williams and Styles join the superstar ranks of past Met Gala co-chairs, including Amal Clooney and Rihanna previous year, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams in 2017, Taylor Swift in 2016 and Beyoncé in 2013, to name a few. Bolton found the essay to be especially relevant as it related to the current political and cultural climate.

"Whether it's pop camp, queer camp, high camp or political camp - Trump is a very camp figure - I think it's very timely", Bolton added.

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