Last year the MET Gala brought out all the high-class socialites and artists and dressed them up as Heavenly Bodies. Slutty cherubs, sexy devils and some knights with bad bob cuts descended on the Metropolitan Museum of Art and partied it up liked questionably-dressed idiots. Well, Vogue has announced what the theme is of the upcoming Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s Gala and it is on track to be their gayest theme yet. This year the 2019 spring exhibition will be: “Camp: Notes on Fashion.”
The exhibition is framed around Susan Sontag’s essay “Notes on ‘Camp'” which was all about the concept of camp. Sontag argued that camp is the:
“love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration . . . style at the expense of content . . . the triumph of the epicene style….Camp taste has an affinity for certain arts rather than others… Clothes, furniture, all the elements of visual decor, for instance, make up a large part of Camp.”
Oh god, Sarah Jessica Parker is going to wear a color coordinated, fully functioning juggle gym on her head, isn’t she? Complete with live children in it trapped inside, screaming for help.
Vogue has also announced the Cochairs of the Gala and they are also camp AF: Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, Serena Williams, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele and Vogue’s reigning ice-bitch Anna Wintour. Lady Gaga is going to make this all about her. Catch her showing up in a full tent carried by six-to-eight people which they then take down live on the red carpet to reveal Lady Gaga inside of it wearing a full-body, flannel-print, sequin body-suit. Or she’ll offend us all by dressing as Divine or a poster of Showgirls.
And I can already picture Madonna taking “camp” in a different direction by dressing up as a slutty camp counselor with lit firecrackers blowing up her pigtails and a million and one political pins stuck to her boobs which will somehow also have ample cleavage, and then she’ll turn around and her ass-less shorts will have a unicorn tail butt plug sticking out of her fishnet stockings. But I wouldn’t at all hate on Madge if she paid homage to one of the greatest camp counselors in history by wearing this:
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