Camping It Up On The First Monday In May

Last night’s Met gala event for their latest exhibition ‘camp’ was all about being ‘extra’ — tacky, over-the-top, cheesy, artificial, tasteless, ostentatious, exaggerated, and probably gender and age inappropriate… Needless to say, the fashions worn on the red carpet were not really about clothes, but costume one-offs. There was no point to judging who wore what best because everyone went campy.

However, I thought there were some looks worth noting:

Zendaya’s transformation from a dress of grey ash into a Cinderella blue ball gown – total Disney Camp!

About Jonathan

Jonathan Walford is a fashion historian and co-founder of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario. The FHM maintains a collection of nearly 12,000 artifacts dating from the mid 17th century to the present. Jonathan has authored various books and museum catalogues, including The Seductive Shoe, Shoes A-Z, Forties Fashion, 1950s American Fashion, and Sixties Fashion.
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4 Responses to Camping It Up On The First Monday In May

  1. Louise D'Andrade says:

    I believe your unidentified guest is Bella Hadid!

    • Jonathan says:

      I have no idea who that is… I am getting too old to keep up with the model du jour! (I looked her up..)

  2. I really, really loved the Moschino glove dress worn by the drag queen Violet Chachiki.

    • Jonathan says:

      HA – I had to look it up – I didn’t see it in the photo spread I looked at – yes it’s GREAT! Violet Chachki is VERY creative.

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