Commonly referred to as the Met Gala, this year's theme will see celebrities and fashion heavyweights working with the theme of the museum's new exhibition, Camp: Notes on Fashion. The idea of camp is based on writer and political activist, Susan Sontag's 1964 essay "Notes on Camp," where she explains that camp is "a love of the unnatural, of artifice and exaggeration". The theme likely won't translate to supermodels trotting down the red carpet in relaxed tent attire, though fans shouldn't be surprised to see A-listers dripping in camouflage couture.
MET GALA 2019 LIVE STREAM: If you would like to watch the red carpet arrivals but cannot get to a TV or don't have a cable subscription, you can find options here. The Gucci-sponsored gala is co-chaired by Lady Gaga, Harry Styles and Serena Williams, along with Vogue editor Anna Wintour. Styles is reported to be Alessandro Michele's muse.
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Each gala marks the opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit and the night is centred on the theme of the new exhibition.
Lady Gaga heads out to Anna Wintour's pre-Met Gala dinner on May 5, 2019 in New York City. The basics never seem to understand this which is why they think Blake Lively is Best Dressed year after year even though, year after year, she shows up in a ball gown - which is not the point.
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Rhianna's controversial outfit at last year's Met Gala.
Wintour wants the MET Gala to be an event where attendees cherish the experience by staying in the moment. Some of this year's 183 committee members, which includes Bradley Cooper, Jared Leto, Katy Perry, Kerry Washington, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Lena Waithe, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Jonas, and Priyanka Chopra, are also expected to arrive. If you purchase an entire table, it runs between $200,000 and $300,000. Called Cotton Campy, Vogue hosted the party at Stonewall Inn which this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of the infamous riots there which would go on to spark a global LGBTI rights movement. For May 2020, the first Monday falls on May 4th.
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