It was all about extravagant outfits, bold colours, and a lot of oomph at the Met Gala 2019, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual fashion fundraiser held on May 6.
This year’s theme was Camp: Notes on Fashion inspired by the US political activist Susan Sontag’s essay, Notes on Camp, that is based on “irony, humour, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality and exaggeration”.
Publicist Eleanor Lambert started the benefit event in 1948 to seek donations from New York’s high society.
Marking the 71st anniversary of the fundraiser, the event was co-chaired by Alessandro Michele, Harry Styles, Serena Williams and of course Lady Gaga.
Check out the top 10 looks from the event!
Lady Gaga’s first outfit: A pink Brandon Maxwell gown
Serena Williams wore Versace and paired it with Nike sneakers for that sport look
Harry Styles got his camped look on point with Gucci and was joined by Alessandro Michele
Katy Perry literally lit up the event with the Moschino outfit
Billy Porter had his Cleopatra moment with this Blonds ensemble
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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 @johnhardyjewlery @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
It was ‘Bling it on’ for Gigi Hadid who was joined by Michael Kors
Nicki Minaj kept it pretty in pink with a Prabal Gurung ensemble
Cardi B’s custom oxblood Thom Browne gown was a head-turner
Singer Celine Dion shined and took our ‘heart away’ with this Oscar de la Renta bodysuit
Was Hailee Steinfeld really asking to keep photos at bay? She was wearing a Viktor & Rolf dress with Harry Winston jewellery, a Judith Leiber bag and a Jennifer Behr hair accessory
With inputs frm BBC and Vogue