Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Met Gala 2019 (part I)

Inspired by an essay written by Susan Sontag titled Notes on "Camp," 58 definitions were penned in 1964 to explain just what Andrew Bolton, the museum's curator in charge of the Costume Institute, has chosen as the most relevant fashion movement of the year. In 1964, Sontag tried to make sense of the notoriously hard-to-define aesthetic in her bullet-pointed treatise by saying camp is the “love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.”
The love of the unnatural, the exaggeration immediately made me think of:

Chris March from Project Runway

Falling on the traditional "Met Monday" (first Monday of May), the exhibition launched with fashion's largest celebration at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City marking the event's 71st anniversary. This year, the Gala co-chairs will be Lady Gaga, Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, Harry Styles (the youngest co-chair ever), and Serena Williams. As with previous years, there is a dinner, performances, and a tour of the exhibit for the guests.

Oh Boy.  This year's event was not good.  I think the theme, "Camp," was a little tricky and most decided to play it safe. 

Let's start with those who did not read their e-mail:

I know there's a story  behind the fireman's jacket but she could have went nuts with the theme! 

Dakota Johnson (this would have worked perfectly at last year's theme!)

Demi Moore

Emma Roberts (or bath scrubbie?)

Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton

Gal Gadot (one of the most beautiful women in the world.  Except in this lacy get-up). 


Hailey Bieber

Jennifer Connelley (also one of the most beautiful women in the world)


Karlie Kloss

Kate Moss

Katie Holmes

Kim K.

Michael B. Jordan (aka Michael B. Boring)

Mindy Khaling

Odell Beckham, Jr. 


Penelope Cruz

Dude!  Come on!  You just played one of the most campy people in history!  Didn't you learn anything????

Love Regina King but this would have been better during awards season!

Rita Ora

Sienna Miller

Solange Knowles

Tom & Gisele (she should have worn an over-the-top Brazilian Carnivale costume!)

Tory Burch and Kerry Washington (both wearing Tory Burch)

And here are some famous offspring: 

Bella Haddid

Bette Midler with daughter Sophie

Billie Lourd (girl!  come on!  Your mom was Princess Leia!  Hair in cinnabuns?  That skimpy outfit from the scene with Jabba the Hut????  Any of this ring a bell???)

Charlotte Pomeline Casiraghi (second child of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and Stefano Casiraghi, an Italian industrialist. She is eleventh in line to the throne of Monaco. Her maternal grandparents were Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and American actress Grace Kelly). 

Gigi Haddid

Kendall Jenner (if I had to pick a favorite of the Kardashian/Jenner Clan, Kendall would be it) 

Kylie Jenner

Lily Rose-Depp (how awesome would it have been if she showed up dressed as Jack Sparrow???)

Miley Missed the Mark

Patrick Schwarzenegger

Riley Keough (should have worn one of Elvis's jumpsuits!!!)

Tracy Ellis Ross (pay homage to your Mama!!!)

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