Most tricks of the Met Gala did not do the smart thing before picking their outfits by consulting true experts in camp like John Waters, the ghost of Divine, Angelyne, Elvira, Harald Gloockler, Tan Mom, or even Phoebe Price. It seems that many of them went to the same place: CHER. There was so much Cher-a-likes that the damn theme should’ve been Cher, who even performed (more on that in a second). Celine Dion also slathered herself in Cher, but it worked for me, because she’s Celine Dion, and also it looked like her head was getting attacked by a gay tumbleweed. Celine was asked what camp is to her, and her answer was so hilarious and wrong that I think it counts as camp…
While balancing a headpiece that looks like the bare Christmas tree my mom kept up year round because she was too lazy to throw it away, Celine was asked about camp. Celine first said that she thought the theme meant they were all going to camp out all night, but then she was told what it really meant and gave her definition of camp:
“For us camp was like, luxurious and antique and it’s like timeless. All those feathers. And all that you see right now for us is camp.”
That is the only correct answer for the question, “What is camp?!” It’s fueled with so much foolery and is such the opposite of the truth that it circles back and becomes the true definition for it.
A lot of people were like Celine, and claimed they thought camp meant they were going to shit in a ditch they had to dig themselves and hang their food up in a tree so bears wouldn’t get it. Since many claimed they thought that, I don’t know why they didn’t bring both “camps” together and go as Shelley Long in Troop Beverly Hills!
But while Celine has no idea what camp is, she doesn’t need to since she is camp. Vogue always does those HIGH ART videos at the Met Gala, and Celine followed up her masterpiece shoe phone video from 2017 with this glamorous horror show:
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The call is coming from inside the museum. Celine Dion wears an @oscardelarenta silver fringe bodysuit with a feather headpiece. Directed by @bardiazeinali DP @kellyjeffrey Movement @sherriesilver Steadicam @yoshisteadiop Production @prodn_artandcommerce Edit & Post Production @modern.post Titles @duzansky Set Design @davidjameswhite_ Motion Design @mangomotiondesign
Celine’s like a hostess at Olive Garden who is on the wrong shit and you’re like, “Uh, yeah, I just asked for a table for two.”
Here’s more Cher-ish impersonators (although Ciara’s Cher had several scoops of Miss Ross).