Last night, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York held its annual Met Gala, the holy grail of fashion that celebrates the opening of the Costume Institute’s newest style exhibit. This year’s theme was camp: the spirit of extravagance, the outlandish, the over the top.
In everyday terms, camp is the art of being extra. This gave celebs ample opportunity to display the most in-your-face fashion looks they could muster. Some nailed it, and others fell short.
Let’s take a look at how some of our favorite people did.
View this post on Instagram
Thank you to all who have taken the past six weeks to make this happen. Thank you to my Creative Director & Stylist @sammyratelle of @rrrcreative for your ability to dream big and for being by my side as we explore this new world. I am living my wildest high fashion dreams. @theblondsny @phillipeblond & @davidblond. There is no one like you. Thank you. For being kind. And fabulous. And glamorous. And snatched!!! I truly felt like a kween today. I will never forget it. @lasonyagunter, you beat this face for the gawds today gurl. Thank you for being my woman. @patmcgrathreal – I cant express enough gratitude for sponsoring our make up today. Mr. @giuseppezanotti – the fact that you created these shoes for me just for this night, is a dream come true. @nicolasputvinski thank you for allowing me to travel in style and designing the killer lewks for my escorts and palanquin. And to my sexy men, thank you for holding papa up. Creative Direction and Styling for all by @sammyratelle for @rrrcreative Agency ⠀ Styling Assistant: @ashleymarienyc⠀ Make-Up by: @lasonyagunter⠀ Custom Look: @theblondsny⠀ Custom Shoes: @giuseppezanotti⠀ Jewelry by: @oscarheyman @andreolifinejewelry @johnhardyjewelry @mordekaiofficial ⠀ Make-up provided by @patmcgrathreal Egyptian Litter & Carrier Designs by @nicolasputvinski⠀ Carrier Make-Up by @facebygoran @ashleyvictoriamua⠀ Mr. Porter's Broadway Carriers: @julius_anthony @taurenje @kellenstancil @thejoshdrake @lap_nyc @do
Friends: “Just wear something casual.”
… Came to slay, and not just Gianni Versace.
This is everything. Almost going the Heavenly Bodies route but the bright pink and cartoony heart make it campy.
Crisp, modern, and artistic.
Channeling the ‘80s and making us want to go play Tetris RN.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
Good morning to everyone except Nick Jonas’ stach. The newlyweds are dedicated to the theme but look more like thirst monster generals than the effortlessly cool Sophie and Joe.
A springy queen in dreamy, fluffy goodness.
This looks more like last year’s Heavenly Bodies theme TBH. She would’ve been better off channeling her Chanel No. 3 character from Scream Queens.
Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys
Yes. The green, the velvet, the sparkles, the hood, the train. All yes.
Nailed it with this tongue-in-cheek message.
Camila Mendes and Charles Melton
We’re all about Cami, but she could’ve kicked the Big Bird-chic look up a notch. Go big or go home. Maybe if she had bigger hair it would complete the look. Charles looks sparkle-licious and fab in that suit though.
Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart
Cole looks like Willy Wonka awesomeness. Lili’s romper has too much fabric and not enough FASHUN. The Riverdale men really showed up.
Yasss, finally a Riverdale River Vixen who knows how to bring it.
We’re loving Lupita’s original look and tons of detail. Nothing boring here!
We’re confused — but in a good way — by this dominatrix Valkyrie-esque lewk.
Yes, he is holding a replica of his own head.
Maleficent, dat chu?
The champagne purse is cute but c’mon, this is the MET GALA. Step it up. We expect better from our Supreme.
A+ for this Moschino Barbie doll.
Freddie Mercury rubbed off on this shimmering glass of water.
There’s a difference between high fashion and a straight-up Halloween costume and this is the latter. She also changed into a hamburger later in the night.
There’s a new mother of dragons in town.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
We’re not mad, just disappointed. Could. Have. Done. Better.
This is fine. But just fine. We’re bored.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter
Pedro Pascal, take note. This is how to camp it up.
The American Horror Story creator pays tribute to Liberace in a 100-pound, pearl-encrusted cape.
View this post on Instagram
Oh what a night. Thank you to @erdem for creating this insanely gorgeous frock and being the best date/train fluffer/bow savant a gal could ask for. Thank you to @ladydaymakeup, @aaroncarlohair, @mobelisa & @jillandjordan for making this lewk sing. Still in a campy haze and dreaming of all the fa-shun from last eve. #MetGala
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel isn’t afraid of color, and it pays off.
The queen of camp had not one, not two, but FOUR looks that she revealed one by one as she stripped off layers on the pink carpet.