Lady Gaga Is Going To Host Next Year’s Met Gala — Read To Learn What The Theme Is:
Lady Gaga is demanding her stage, and she’s going to win it when she hosts The Met gala next year alongside Harry Styles and Serena Williams!
Details of next year’s lavish evening have been announced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it sounds like it could be the best fashion event of all time. The 2019 costume exhibition and gala has been given the extravagant theme of:
“Camp: Notes on Fashion.”
We’re dying! This isn’t like camping over the fire — this camp refers to the definition given by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay in The New York Times, where she explains camp as the “love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.”
“We are going through an extreme camp moment,” Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton said. “It felt very relevant to the cultural conversation to look at what is often dismissed as empty frivolity but can be actually a very sophisticated and powerful political tool, especially for marginalized cultures. Whether it’s pop camp, queer camp, high camp or political camp – Trump is a very camp figure – I think it’s very timely.”