#36 — Going on camp

06 May 2019 | Posted by Zackary

Every year, the fashion world gets impatient waiting for the first Monday in May, to which Andrew Rossi has already devoted a documentary. From Hollywood actors to top models, pop artists and TV hosts, the whole gotha is rushing down 5th Avenue in New York. The cameras and lenses of the photographers are riveted on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which organizes its famous gala.

A couture version of the Super Bowl, it marks the opening of the Costume Institute's new exhibition, whose theme it traditionally follows. The guests, hand-picked by Anna Wintour, then relieved of $35,000 for an entrance ticket, choose from a plethora of designers those who will imagine their one-night outfit. The pink carpet then disappears under custom tuxedos and designer dresses, while Gigi Hadid's and Kendall Jenners' Instagram accounts give us a glimpse of the event.

After the Catholic religion in 2018 — we still remember Rihanna as a seductive popess in Margiela —, the institution (and our favourite celebrities along the way) are this time interested in camp. Little known to the general public, what does this trend really represent? How did it appear? What are its foundations? Which pieces should we adopt for a closet in line with its philosophy? How to perfectly master it?

The MET Gala as if you were there. Well, almost... •


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