All the pretty people descended on the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC this week to party it up with the wildest fashion moments imaginable.
Lizzo in Marc Jacobs. DIMITRIOS KAMBOURIS / GETTY IMAGES
The annual MET Gala, hosted by the reigning queen of fashion herself, Anna Wintour, took place this past Monday evening at the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Naturally, all of the fanciest people in Hollywood and beyond came out of the woodwork to celebrate themselves in style, and bring some art to life by wearing it in weird and wonderful ways. This year’s fitting theme, perhaps to balance out last year’s “Catholic Imagination“, was “Camp“.
Feast your eyes on some of the fierce, fantastical and inevitably feather-laden choices of the baddest gals in the game. These ten women were serving face and fashion all at once on the pink carpet, and it is every bit as delicious as whatever carb-less food they were most likely offered within the event itself.
Janelle Monae in Christian Siriano.
I mean, yes. This is a surrealist, campy, Alice In Wonderland, barely-wearable paradise that works on so many levels. As wacky as the stylistic aspects of this abstract garment are, the literal balance and proportions of the garment are just right. Endlessly upbeat singer, songwriter and rapper Janelle Monae hit the nail on the head with this fabulous look and she wore it as though it was her natural habitat.
Tracee Ellis Ross in Moschino.
Tracee Ellis Ross is a beautiful and cozy person that effortlessly stuns, no matter what outfit she dons. For this star-studded event, Black-ish actor, comedian, activist and daughter of the iconic Diana Ross let her natural beauty shine through a fabulous golden frame in a masterful display of her own loveliness. You could say that she looks “edgy” on the pink carpet, but I bet she blended in beautifully with the many works of art within the museum itself.
Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell and then, practically nothing.
You could probably call Lady Gaga the “Queen of Camp” by now – and yes, she proved her title in a series of over-the-top, yet still somehow tasteful wardrobe changes that ended in a nearly-nude look, rocking stilettos and lingerie. Only Lady Gaga could pull off this gallant transformation; and in the end, she wore those stockings like she was doing them a favor. Applause, applause.
Gigi Hadid in Michael Kors.
Catch a vibe with Gigi Hadid in this heroic ice-princess getup by American designer, Michael Kors. She looks like an icicle that dropped out of a cloud in a dream, a sleek snowflake or an ethereal astronaut… basically, she looks really fucking fierce with this head-to-toe look that embodies a wispy yet strong sentimentality. The garment has the frills and feathers you’d expect for such a campy evening, but with refreshing all-white steeze.
Kim Kardashian-West looked slightly scary and slightly damp as usual – this time wearing a meticulously fitted crystal-dipped look made by French designer, Thierry Mugler. Hats off to Kim K for making the other-worldly effect of the garment work, with a very snug corset that barely allowed her to sit as well as her signature smize. The effect is striking to say the least; this look is next level and on-brand for the eternally extra mother of three and leading lady of the Kardashian crew.
Cardi B in Thom Browne.
Badass rapper and bold individual, Cardi B, came to the event with an expansive yet comfy quilted look. The deep red of the gown fits her fiery energy, while the richness of the feathers and fluff suit both her personal sense of opulence and the theme of the night. All in all, this capped gown is a fierce, face-framing, space-taking “thank you please” from top to bottom.
Not sure why R&B recording artist, Ciara, is giving off some kind of lizard alien vibe with this look, but overall, it is a big YAS. Paired with the hair, attitude and fit AF bod, she is channelling modern-day Diana Ross diva as well. We love it – slaaay.
Cara Delevingne in Dior.
British actor and model Cara Delevingne’s personal style is on point IRL as it is, but for this shiny gala, she took it to a new level in a wondrously eerie rainbow dress and smashing headdress, courtesy of Dior. With the cane and the mysterious objects swirling about her head, it feels like she’s here to welcome you into a sexy Willy Wonka scenario. We’re here for it.
Lizzo in Marc Jacobs.
Finally, MET Gala virgin, Lizzo, made a formidable entrance this year in a flouncy flamingo-pink look a la Marc Jacobs. This was the right decision for this effortlessly sexual, body-positive champion. Her true diva was able to shine through in a costumey yet chic gown that embodied “camp” while highlighting all her best assets and overall boss-ass-bitch sensibility.
Yas! The parade ended and shenanigans ensued, probably, but that’s it for us mere mortals. Until next year!