The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced the 2020 theme for its annual Met Gala, dictating the year’s exhibitions and the outfits of the fashion and pop culture industry attendees. About Time: Fashion and Duration has been chosen as the theme to commemorate the venue’s 150th anniversary next year.
To celebrate the announcement, we look back at the best of 2019’s Met Gala pink carpet, appropriately themed Camp: Notes on Fashion.
One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art. Attendees embraced the 2019 Met Gala theme Camp: Notes on Fashion, and brought the extravagant, the absurd and the phenomenal to this year’s pink carpet. It was everything we didn’t know we wanted, and more.
They say the best things come in pairs, and that seemed to be the case for this year’s arrivals. Hosts Harry Styles and Alessandro Michele walked the steps together, resplendent in Gucci and pearls. Couple dressing continued with best friends Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke in coordinating PVC ensembles by Christopher Kane, while The Row’s Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen reigned supreme in twinning vintage Chanel couture leather dresses.
Meanwhile Florence Welch brought her signature ethereal beauty to the evening, also wearing Gucci, flaunting a dramatic teal beaded, and Lena Waithe made a suited statement with the back of her Pyer Moss coat emblazoned with ‘Black Drag Queens Invented Camp’.
From the boldest ensembles to the accessories we’re obsessing over, this year’s theme has all but convinced us it’s time to ditch our signature minimalism for a delicious dose of camp.