The looks that had me overwhelmed, underwhelmed, and just plain whelmed of the night.
I can count on my one hand the number of things I look forward to; my birthday, Halloween, the Rag & Bone sample sale, and the Met Gala. The fashion-obsessed count down the days until the First Monday in May. The Met Gala invites the nation’s elite, including Hollywood’s brightest of stars, business moguls, designers, and influencers to bask in each other’s mutual love of fashion. The theme this year is based on Susan Sontag’s work: Camp: Notes on Fashion. In summary, camp does not refer to log cabins, swim tests, or songs around a campfire, rather the soul purpose of being extra, in all of its majestic, ironic for the sake of not being ironic, humorous glory. This year’s event of the season, if not century is co-chaired by the definition of camp: Lady Gaga, and Gucci’s It-boy: Harry Styles. The theme in its self is challenging in a sense that it’s to let you wear practically anything. In my opinion, it is always about attitude, not just mountains of jewels, feathers, saturated furs in every color or glitter in places that only glitter could reach with the help of a very close friend. Although I am a huge fan of all of the above, especially combined. The stars walked the pink carpet ready to party and stay up all night, ok so maybe it is a bit like summer camp.
Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell and Tiffany & Co. jewelry