On Monday, May 6, the 71st annual Met Gala was a thing again. If you don’t know what that is then you need to get with the times. The Met Gala is a fundraising event for Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It also marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. This is the event that all the celebrities wear their best costumes. Because of this, I decided to put on my fashion blogger hat and chat about some of the costumes and my thoughts. This years theme was camp. So naturally, only gay men and women knew what the hell that means.
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What the hell is camp?
Don’t feel bad if you don’t have any idea what camp is. You will soon find out that some people didn’t even know what it meant. Or they just don’t care. So here’s the wikipedia definition of Camp
Camp is an aesthetic style and sensibility that regards something as appealing because of its bad taste and ironic value. Camp aesthetics disrupt many of modernism’s notions of what art is and what can be classified as high art by inverting aesthetic attributes such as beauty, value, and taste through an invitation of a different kind of apprehension and consumption. Wikipedia page
So now that we got that out of the way, let’s get into some of these fashions.
Nick and Priyanka Jonas
Oh, Where do I begin with this. I think it might be best to start off with this: Nick Jonas has proven that not everyone can look super hot all of the time. While I can appreciate their take on glitter, I don’t know what this is suppose to be. Priyanka looks like a glittery alien queen while Nick looks like a 1970s gay porn star with tendencies to like little children and lure them with candy into his van/cult. Please, Nick, for the love of Jonas, don’t ever get a mustache like that. The world and I thank you in advance.
Nick was wearing a white suit with Dior Men with glittery gray shoes that look like it was made from her dress. Apparently Dior Men’s suit are for cult leaders. Priyanka looks like she killed some poor creature that invaded her home planet and had it weaved into Dior Haute Couture. Sadly, this wasn’t the weirdest outfit from the night.
Someone call Disney! One of the dancing chandeliers from “Beauty and the Beast” on Broadway escaped storage and ended up at the Met Gala. Oh, sorry that is just Katy Perry. Now I don’t know why someone would want to wear something that looks as uncomfortable as it probably feels. Especially with how many battery packs was needed to keep everything lit. But don’t worry, she didn’t this all night.
Katy Perry then decided to dress up as a hamburger. Yep, she went from a chandelier to a hamburger. From the lighting of a fancy dinner to something you can get from something off the dollar menu. While I appreciate their bold fashion choices, I really don’t understand them. I get fashion isn’t suppose to be comfortable but there’s no fashionable reason for anything she is wearing.
Katy’s hamburger outfit was made by McDonald’s. I hear that she wanted Wendy’s to make her outfit but they don’t make fake burgers.
Kim Kardashian and Kayne West
Only Kim Kardashian West would make looking almost completely naked a look for Met Gala. Kim told one of the media that she wanted to look like she was wearing a wet t-shirt. Unless you’re wearing a stripper’s shirts, I would like to know what shirt is that transparent to where it matches your skin color so well. It looks more like floppy skin than it is a wet t-shirt. She also looks like a sci-fi movie villain. A villain that is looking to steal peoples youth as she clings onto relevancy. She also kind of looks like a condom.
Kayne West is dressed like he is picked up his outfit off of the rack of Walmart. Apparently, Yeezey’s jacket was $40. Pretty much, Kayne is all of us if we couldn’t spend countless thousands of dollar on a fancy outlandish outfit. Kayne also looks like he’s going to murder someone and he’s carrying around the body, Kim, as a memento in the back of his van.
Oh, Celine Dion. She’s the only person that can pull off looking like a peacock. I feel bad for the people that was sitting behind her. The tea of the entire outfit that Celine didn’t know what camp was. She thought they were talking about camping. I know have visions of Celine coming to the Met Gala as a tent or a boy scout. They would have probably been even better than looking like an extremely gay peacock trying to blind their lover with their sparkles.
The fact that Celine Dion has no idea what camp is makes everything seem even better. I can just picture her reactions to everything. The awe and the amazement to the world around her. Just a new born gay sparkly peacock just sitting there in amazement of a huge ass hamburger or a man holding onto his own head.
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen
It appears the Grim Reaper took a day off to take some of the celebrities careers at the Met Gala. Oh, I’m sorry that just Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. Now I’m poking fun at the fact they look like death. But rather they decided to make their own theme where they are just wearing black leather dresses. One is wearing yellow. I’m honestly not sure which one is which at this point. But it’s very obvious that they might have a thing for leather. They do dress alike so maybe the camp is the fact they are dressed alike. I honestly don’t know. I just hope they didn’t take anyone’s careers. If they did, my money is on Kimye. It would cause the least amount of waves.
In my research in trying to figure who is who, I noticed a trend of them of wearing darker tones to the past Met Galas. Are they trying to hide something or just try to be dark and brooding? One tends to lighten it up a little but it’s still dark. I’m starting to wonder if they are vampires.
There was too many fashions to go over that occurred. Like Jared Leto holding his own head, Zendaya turning into Cinderella, or whatever the hell Cardi B was wearing. I highly recommend googling the outfits. It’s a joy. The same joy you got by reading this piece
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