The 2019 Met Gala is Monday in New York City. This year, longstanding co-chair, Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, will be joined by Lady Gaga, Serena Williams, Harry Styles and Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele. The theme is camp -- not the outdoor activity, but an aesthetic that is considered far out of taste, according to GQ. Essentially, camp is exaggerated, gaudy and extravagantly kitschy tongue-in-cheek style.
“Camp’s disruptive nature and subversion of modern aesthetic values has often been trivialized, but this exhibition will reveal that it has had a profound influence on both high art and popular culture,” Max Hollein, director of the Met, said in a news release. “By tracing its evolution and highlighting its defining elements, the show will embody the ironic sensibilities of this audacious style, challenge conventional understandings of beauty and taste, and establish the critical role that this important genre has played in the history of art and fashion.”
Here’s what to know about the event:
When: May 6. Stars typically don’t start walking the carpet until around 7 p.m. EDT.
Where: New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Theme: Camp: Notes on Fashion
How to watch: The Met will have a livestream of the red carpet, but the party is a private one. E! will have red carpet coverage on TV and likely stream it on its YouTube and Facebook pages. Vogue will also have a livestream on its Facebook page.
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